Definition of 'narrow'
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She leads us down another narrow path twisting deeper into the woods. Times, Sunday Times (2016)No one can criticise this collection for a narrow range of desire. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Old men and women wander aimlessly around what used to be narrow streets and gardens. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their leaves are long and narrow, and some of them are already a glossy yellow. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The purpose of any trade deal should be to boost prosperity, not make narrow political points. Times, Sunday Times (2017)A narrow margin of victory for her would increase the likelihood of that. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Over the same period, the big four have narrowed the price gap with the discounters in varying degrees. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Continue your stroll to supper along this narrow cobbled lane, where paintings and sculptures by local artists fill the doorways. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Two narrow staircases lead upstairs - the first heads up to the king double, the second to a snug. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In the narrow strait just one oil tanker sunk would halt shipping for months. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We tend not to hire people with very narrow and very deep experience. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The streets are much narrower than we remembered. Christianity Today (2000)She could be quite something if she narrows her focus. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We all need to make the most of such narrow escapes. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The future of the game rests largely on the gap narrowing further. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The issue of making a fictional political figure believable was once a rather narrow constraint. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Cut the layered sheets in half lengthways to make two narrow rectangles. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The price gap between the two is narrowing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The distance narrowed and the three saw a favor in that only two pursued. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEWith some effort we turned the column around on a very narrow track. Broken Lives (1993)Conversely the gap narrows when things are looking up. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This exercise can be carried out with both narrow and wide grip. Shape Your Body, Shape Your Life (1987)To see who is doing what at the end of which implausibly narrow lane. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The sensible one who keeps her friends on the straight and narrow. Times, Sunday Times (2012)What gives it the right to destroy a national joy and replace it with something parochial and small and narrow? Times, Sunday Times (2011)In a narrow and limited sense, such an approach would seem reasonable. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Two narrow wooden shelves hold a variety of prints and pictures which can be constantly changed without damaging the fabric of the wall. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The space is long and narrow, with side aisles going off it to left and right. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Teaching, therefore, focuses on too narrow a range of topics and skills. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'narrow'
British English: narrow /ˈnærəʊ/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is narrow measures a very small distance from one side to the other, especially compared to its length or height.
Her bed was too narrow and too firm.
- American English: narrow
- Arabic: ضَيِّقٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: estreito
- Chinese: 狭窄的
- Croatian: uzak
- Czech: úzký
- Danish: smal
- Dutch: smal
- European Spanish: estrecho
- Finnish: kapea
- French: étroit
- German: eng
- Greek: στενός
- Italian: stretto
- Japanese: 狭い
- Korean: 좁은
- Norwegian: smal
- Polish: wąski
- European Portuguese: estreito
- Romanian: îngust
- Russian: узкий
- Spanish: estrecho
- Swedish: smal
- Thai: แคบ
- Turkish: dar
- Ukrainian: вузький
- Vietnamese: chật hẹp
British English: narrow VERB
If something narrows, it becomes less wide.
The wide track narrows before crossing another stream.
Definition of narrow from the Collins English Dictionary
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