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narrow
American English: /ˈnɛroʊ/
British English: /ˈnarəʊ/

Translation of narrow in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1 1.1 (not wide) to get o become narrower
    estrecharse
    angostarse (especially Latin America)
    Example sentences
    • Fabric is woven in relatively narrow widths and long lengths, cut and assembled side-to-side for garments, blankets and other textile uses.
    • Shin length pants, narrow or flared at the bottom.
    • Laminate flooring is made of long, narrow lengths of high-density fibre, generally with a photograph of wood on top, coated with an acrylic lacquer.
    1.2 (slender)
    (margin)
    escaso
    (win/victory)
    conseguido por un escaso margen
    to have a narrow escape
    salvarse de milagro or [colloquial] por un pelo or por los pelos
    Example sentences
    • Instant polls following the debate suggested a narrow win for Obama.
    • Brisbane's narrow win was marred by a refereeing controversy in the 32nd minute.
    • Suddenly, the Claytons were looking at possible defeat rather than a narrow victory.
  • 2 (restricted)
    (range/horizons/view)
    limitado
    (attitude/ideas)
    cerrado
    intolerante
    from a narrow perspective
    con una perspectiva estrecha or limitada
    in the narrowest sense of the word
    en el sentido más estricto de la palabra
    Example sentences
    • Like others, we have huge concerns about scopes of practice becoming narrow and restrictive.
    • The applicant's construction gives it a very narrow scope, virtually limited to prohibiting what is already an offence under the general criminal law.
    • Provincial co-management regimes are typically narrow in scope as well as limited in formal powers.
    Example sentences
    • Passion and commitment can be rather focused, occasionally ranging into the narrow point of view.
    • There are many objections that spring to mind - is that not a narrow view, intolerant, prejudicial to the good health of society?
    • Those who accuse us of social engineering often have very narrow, rigid view about the way the world should be and everyone should conform with that.
  • 3 (exact, thorough) [formal]
    (scrutiny)
    minucioso
    exhaustivo
    Example sentences
    • He is a conservative in this strict and narrow sense.
    • Although the Old Testament is a literature about an ancient people called Israel, it is not simply a national literature in any narrow sense.
    • Here I am thinking primarily of ethical difficulties, not linguistic or literary difficulties in the narrow sense.

transitive verb

  • 1.1
    (reduce width of) (canal/lapel)
    estrechar
    angostar (especially Latin America)
    the accident narrowed the road to two lanes
    el accidente dejó la carretera reducida a dos carriles
    she narrowed her eyes
    (against the sun) entrecerró los ojos
    (with suspicion) frunció el ceño
    to narrow the gap
    reducir la distancia
    Example sentences
    • From this haunted ridge the road curves down to Tiquina, where the lake narrows to a strait less than a kilometer wide.
    • The pace soon slows as the road narrows to a rocky rollercoaster single track, changing often and abruptly and leaving most newcomers flailing for gears.
    • Beyond Nakalele the road grows more scenic as it narrows to barely a lane and a half wide in places; go slow and honk on blind hairpin turns.
    1.2
    (restrict) (range/field)
    restringir
    limitar
    Example sentences
    • First, the scope of censorship has narrowed to such an extent that entire domains are now almost a free-for-all.
    • Thirdly, some States have passed implementing legislation that in fact restricts or narrows the scope of grounds of jurisdiction laid down in international treaties.
    • These opportunities are not narrowed to the chosen few in select parties.

intransitive verb

  • 1.1
    (decrease in width) (road/river/valley)
    estrecharse
    angostarse (especially Latin America)
    (gap)
    reducirse
    1.2
    (field)
    restringirse
    (options/odds)
    reducirse

Phrasal verbs

narrow down

1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + objectto narrow something down to somethingthey've narrowed their investigation down to this area
han limitado su investigación a esta área
we narrowed it down to only three candidates
fuimos descartando candidatos hasta quedar con solo tres
2verb + adverbto narrow down (to something)
reducirse (a algo)
the list of suspects gradually narrowed down
la lista de sospechosos se fue reduciendo

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