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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.]
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|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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