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narrow /'nærou/
  • tính từ
    • hẹp, chật hẹp, eo hẹp
      • a narrow strêt: một phố hẹp
      • within narrow bounds: trong phạm vi chật hẹp
    • hẹp hòi, nhỏ nhen
      • narrow mind: trí óc hẹp hòi nhỏ nhen
    • kỹ lưỡng, tỉ mỉ
      • a narrow examination: sự xem xét kỹ lưỡng
    • to have a narrow escape
      • (xem) escape
    • to have a narrow squeak (shave)
      • (thông tục) may mà thoát được, may mà tránh được
    • narrow victory
      • thắng lợi đạt được một cách khó khăn; sự thắng chật vật
    • narrow majority
      • đa số ít ỏi (số phiếu trong cuộc bầu cử)
    • the narrow bed (home, house)
      • nấm mồ
  • danh từ, (thường) số nhiều
    • khúc sông hẹp; đoạn đường phố hẹp; hẽm núi; cửa biển hẹp, cửa sông hẹp
    • động từ
      • thu hẹp, làm hẹp lại, co lại, rút lại, thành hẹp hòi
    Concise Dictionary
    narrows|narrowed|narrowing|narrower|narrowest'nærəʊ
    noun
    +a narrow strait connecting two bodies of water
    verb
    +make or become more narrow or restricted
    +define clearly
    +become more special
    +become tight or as if tight
    adj.
    +not wide
    +limited in size or scope
    +lacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view
    +very limited in degree
    +characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    adj.
    1 constricted, slender, slim, thin, restricted, straitened, attenuated, narrowed; narrowing, tapering:
    We squeezed through the narrow passage to freedom.
    2 confined, confining, limited, cramped, close, meagre, pinched, tight, incommodious:
    I awoke in a cell so narrow I could scarcely move.
    3 strict, careful, close, precise, exact, exacting, demanding, finicky, finical, sharp, meticulous, scrupulous, fussy, rigid, searching, critical:
    The suspected forgeries were submitted to the narrow scrutiny of several experts.
    4 restricted, limited, circumscribed, proscribed, denotative:
    I learnt the meaning of charity in its narrowest sense.
    5 See narrow-minded, below.
    6 close, hairbreadth, lucky:
    I'd had a very narrow escape, for the bullet just grazed my scalp.
    7 stingy, niggardly, parsimonious, miserly, tight, sparing, tight-fisted, mean, mercenary Brit mingy, Dialectal near, Colloq close:
    He was so narrow he barely allowed himself the essentials.
    v.
    8 constrict, limit, qualify, reduce, lessen, diminish, decrease:
    She narrowed her chances of winning by buying only one lottery ticket
    9 limit, restrict, focus, confine, concentrate, narrow down:
    They have narrowed the search for the boy to the area near Chester.
    n.
    10 narrows. strait(s), channel, passage:
    The vessel approached the narrows at dead slow speed.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    adjective, verb
    + adjective (narrower, narrowest)
    1 measuring a short distance from one side to the other, especially in relation to length: narrow streets + a narrow bed / doorway / shelf + narrow shoulders / hips + There was only a narrow gap between the bed and the wall. + (figurative) the narrow confines of prison life + The road soon became narrower and steeper.
    Antonym: BROAD, WIDE
    2 [usually before noun] only just achieved or avoided: a narrow victory + He lost the race by the narrowest of margins. + She was elected by a narrow majority. + He had a narrow escape when his car skidded on the ice.
    3 limited in a way that ignores important issues or the opinions of other people: narrow interests + She has a very narrow view of the world.
    Antonym: BROAD
    4 limited in variety or numbers
    Synonym: RESTRICTED
    The shop sells only a narrow range of goods. + a narrow circle of friends
    Antonym: WIDE
    5 limited in meaning; exact: I am using the word 'education' in the narrower sense.
    Antonym: BROAD
    narrowness noun [U]: The narrowness of the streets caused many traffic problems. + We were surprised by the narrowness of our victory. + His attitudes show a certain narrowness of mind.
    Idioms see STRAIGHT n.
    + verb
    to become or make sth narrower: [V] This is where the river narrows. + The gap between the two teams has narrowed to three points. + Her eyes narrowed (= almost closed) menacingly. + His eyes narrowed to slits. + [VN] He narrowed his eyes at her. + We need to narrow the health divide between rich and poor.
    Phrasal Verbs: narrow sth<->down (to sth) to reduce the number of possibilities or choices: We have narrowed down the list to four candidates.
    WHICH WORD?

    narrow / thin
    These adjectives are frequently used with the following nouns: narrow ~ thin ~
    road man
    entrance legs
    bed ice
    stairs line
    majority layer
    victory material
    range cream
    Narrow describes something that is a short distance from side to side. Thin describes people, or something that has a short distance through it from one side to the other.
    Thin is also used of things that are not as thick as you expect. Narrow can be used with the meanings 'only just achieved' and 'limited'.
    Collocation Dictionary
    verb

    1 of a road/river/gap/range

    ADV.

    considerably | a bit, a little, slightly
    The river narrows a little here.
    | sharply
    The gap between the two parties narrowed sharply in the days before the election.
    | steadily

    PREP.

    to
    By the final round the gap had narrowed to three votes.

    2 of eyes

    ADV.

    fractionally, slightly
    Though her eyes narrowed fractionally, she made no comment.
    | suddenly | dangerously, shrewdly, speculatively, suspiciously, thoughtfully
    The blue eyes narrowed thoughtfully.

    PREP.

    against
    Her eyes narrowed against the sun.
    | at
    His eyes suddenly narrowed at the sight of her.
    | to
    His eyes narrowed to slits.
    | with
    His eyes narrowed with suspicion.

    adj

    1 not wide

    VERBS

    be, look, seem | become, get

    ADV.

    extremely, very | a bit, fairly, quite, rather, relatively
    The pass gets quite narrow towards the east.

    2 limited

    VERBS

    be, seem | become

    ADV.

    excessively, extremely, peculiarly, very | increasingly | comparatively, fairly, quite, rather, relatively, somewhat

    PREP.

    in
    people who are rather narrow in outlook


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