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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
1. To reduce in width or extent; make narrower.
2. To limit or restrict: narrowed the possibilities down to three.
To become narrower; contract.
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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.narrowed - reduced in size as by squeezing together; "his narrowed eyes"
narrow - not wide; "a narrow bridge"; "a narrow line across the page"
2.narrowed - made narrow; limited in breadth; "narrowed arteries impair blood circulation"; "a narrowed view of the world"
constricted - drawn together or squeezed physically or by extension psychologically; "a constricted blood vessel"; "a constricted view of life"
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Ninaka's eyes narrowed. "They are safe," he answered.
In this way they struggled forward, manfully braving difficulties and dangers, until they came to where the bed of the river was narrowed to a mere chasm, with perpendicular walls of rock that defied all further progress.
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The test of nerves of commuters start immediately after crossing Gulberg Underpass as the spacious road suddenly narrowed from Gulberg bridge, leading to severe traffic mess as the road is too narrow and in dilapidated condition also.
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The prompt May-June discounts to Singapore quotes narrowed to minus $1.75 per ton from minus $2.25 on Tuesday.
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The combination of historically elevated commodity prices and a robust global economy is great for a lot of these countries, so in that environment, credit spreads have narrowed.