narrow down

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Verb1.narrow down - define clearly; "I cannot narrow down the rules for this game"
determine - fix in scope; fix the boundaries of; "the tree determines the border of the property"
concretize - make something concrete
2.narrow down - become more focus on an area of activity or field of study; "She specializes in Near Eastern history"
vary, alter, change - become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"
overspecialise, overspecialize - become overly specialized; "She overspecialized when she concentrated on verbs in Fijian"
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vi (→ auf +acc) → sich beschränken; (= be concentrated)sich konzentrieren; the choice narrows down to thisdie Auswahl reduziert sich hierauf
vt sep (→ auf +acc) (= limit)beschränken, einschränken; possibilities etcbeschränken; (= concentrate)konzentrieren; that narrows it down a bitdadurch wird die Auswahl kleiner
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