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nar·row

 (năr′ō)
adj. nar·row·er, nar·row·est
1. Of small or limited width, especially in comparison with length.
2. Limited in area or scope; cramped.
3. Lacking flexibility; rigid: narrow opinions.
4. Barely sufficient; close: a narrow margin of victory.
5. Painstakingly thorough or attentive; meticulous: narrow scrutiny.
6. Linguistics Tense.
v. nar·rowed, nar·row·ing, nar·rows
v.tr.
1. To reduce in width or extent; make narrower.
2. To limit or restrict: narrowed the possibilities down to three.
v.intr.
To become narrower; contract.
n.
1. A part of little width, as a pass through mountains.
2. narrows(used with a sing. or pl. verb)
a. A body of water with little width that connects two larger bodies of water.
b. A part of a river or an ocean current that is not wide.

[Middle English narwe, from Old English nearu.]

nar′row·ish adj.
nar′row·ly adv.
nar′row·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.narrowly - in a narrow manner; not allowing for exceptions; "he interprets the law narrowly"
broadly, broadly speaking, generally, loosely - without regard to specific details or exceptions; "he interprets the law broadly"

narrowly

adverb
1. just, barely, only just, scarcely, by the narrowest of margins, by the skin of your teeth, by a whisker or hair's-breadth Five firemen narrowly escaped death.
2. closely, keenly, carefully, intently, intensely, fixedly, searchingly He frowned and looked narrowly at his colleague.
Translations
بشيءٍ قليل، بِشَق النَّفْس
o chloupektěsně
knebenmed nød og næppe
naumlega
o chlp
darı darınakıl payı

narrowly

[ˈnærəʊlɪ] ADV
1. (= just) [escape, avoid, miss, fail] → por poco; [defeat] → por un escaso margen
to be narrowly defeated (in election) → ser derrotado por un escaso margen (Sport) → perder por poco
2. (= restrictively) [define] → de forma restringida
to be narrowly based [organization] → tener una base limitada
these exams are too narrowly vocationalestos exámenes tienen un enfoque demasiado vocacional
3. (= closely) [watch] → de cerca; [observe] → atentamente

narrowly

[ˈnærəʊli] adv
[miss] → de justesse
He narrowly missed the tree → Il a évité l'arbre de justesse.
BUT Il a failli rentrer dans l'arbre.
The taxi driver swerved, narrowly missing a bus → Le chauffeur de taxi fit un écart, évitant de justesse un bus.
Adams only narrowly escaped with his life → Adams ne s'en est sorti que de justesse.
He narrowly missed injury
BUT Il a failli se blesser.
He only narrowly missed the target
BUT Il n'a manqué la cible que de peu.
to narrowly miss doing sth → avoir failli faire qch
He narrowly avoided going to jail → Il a failli aller en prison.
She narrowly missed being injured when the chimney was blown down → Elle a failli être blessée lorsque le vent a soufflé la cheminée.
She narrowly missed becoming the first woman president → Elle a failli devenir la première femme président.narrow-minded [ˌnærəʊˈmaɪndɪd] adj [people] → à l'esprit étroit, borné(e)
to be narrow-minded → être borné(e)
He's very narrow-minded when it comes to that sort of thing → Il est très borné lorsqu'il s'agit de ce genre de choses.
That's a very narrow-minded attitude
BUT C'est une attitude qui dénote beaucoup d'étroitesse d'esprit.narrow-mindedness [ˈnærəʊˈmaɪndɪdnɪs] nétroitesse f d'esprit

narrowly

adv
(= by a small margin) defeat, fail, avoidknapp; escapemit knapper Not; he narrowly escaped being knocked downer wäre um ein Haar or beinahe überfahren worden; you narrowly missed (seeing) himdu hast ihn gerade verpasst
interpret, define, focuseng; examinepeinlich genau; watchgenau, scharf; to be narrowly basedeine schmale Basis haben; to focus too narrowly on somethingsich zu sehr auf etw (acc)beschränken; she looks at things/life much too narrowlysie sieht die Dinge/das Leben viel zu eng

narrowly

[ˈnærəʊlɪ] adv
a. (miss, escape) Maria narrowly escaped drowningper un pelo Maria non è affogata
he narrowly missed hitting the cyclist → per poco non ha investito il ciclista
b. (interpret, rules) → rigorosamente

narrow

(ˈnӕrəu) adjective
1. having or being only a small distance from side to side. a narrow road; The bridge is too narrow for large lorries to cross.
2. only just managed. a narrow escape.
3. (of ideas, interests or experience) not extensive enough.
verb
to make or become narrow. The road suddenly narrowed.
ˈnarrowly adverb
closely; only just. The ball narrowly missed his head.
ˈnarrows noun plural
a narrow sea-passage; a channel or strait.
ˌnarrow-ˈminded adjective
unwilling to accept ideas different from one's own.
References in classic literature ?
Approaching the shopkeeper, who had been narrowly observing him as he read the placard, he was about to speak, when the shopkeeper called to a salesman:
A MONKEY perched upon a lofty tree saw some Fishermen casting their nets into a river, and narrowly watched their proceedings.
For the actions of a new prince are more narrowly observed than those of an hereditary one, and when they are seen to be able they gain more men and bind far tighter than ancient blood; because men are attracted more by the present than by the past, and when they find the present good they enjoy it and seek no further; they will also make the utmost defence of a prince if he fails them not in other things.
The physician laughed at his own pleasantry, but narrowly watched his patient from the corner of his eye.
I now made her a visit, and I found that she drove something of the old trade still, but that she was not in such flourishing circumstances as before; for she had been sued by a certain gentleman who had had his daughter stolen from him, and who, it seems, she had helped to convey away; and it was very narrowly that she escaped the gallows.
I believe that Gaston Cleric narrowly missed being a great poet, and I have sometimes thought that his bursts of imaginative talk were fatal to his poetic gift.
This was Fix, one of the detectives who had been dispatched from England in search of the bank robber; it was his task to narrowly watch every passenger who arrived at Suez, and to follow up all who seemed to be suspicious characters, or bore a resemblance to the description of the criminal, which he had received two days before from the police headquarters at London.
Somebody blun- dered against me, and I narrowly missed being pitched onto the top of the screw.
Maston knew no bounds, and he narrowly escaped a frightful fall while staring down the tube.
Meanwhile, I lay quietly eyeing him, having no serious misgivings now, and bent upon narrowly observing so curious a creature.
Far back on the side of the head, and low down, near the angle of either whale's jaw, if you narrowly search, you will at last see a lashless eye, which you would fancy to be a young colt's eye; so out of all proportion is it to the magnitude of the head.
My suspicions had been thoroughly reawakened on finding Black Dog at the Spy- glass, and I watched the cook narrowly.