- of small width in relation to length；limited in extent, amount, or scope
- become or make less wide；almost close (one's eyes) so as to focus on something, or to indicate anger or other emotion
- a narrow channel connecting two larger areas of water
verb: narrow, 3rd person present: narrows, gerund or present participle: narrowing, past tense: narrowed, past participle: narrowed
- 1. of small width in relation to length he made his way down the narrow road 同義詞 反義詞
- 2. limited in extent, amount, or scope they ate a narrow range of foods 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of a person's attitude or beliefs) limited in range and unwilling or unable to appreciate alternative views companies fail through their narrow view of what contributes to profit 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ precise or strict in meaning a narrow definition of family can neglect the experiences of many people 同義詞
- ▪ (of a phonetic transcription) showing fine details of accent.
- 3. denoting or relating to a contest that is won or lost by only a very small margin the home team just hung on for a narrow victory 同義詞
- 4. denoting a vowel pronounced with the root of the tongue drawn back so as to narrow the pharynx.
- 1. become or make less wide the road narrowed and crossed an old bridge the Victoria Embankment was built to narrow the river
- ▪ almost close (one's eyes) so as to focus on something, or to indicate anger or other emotion she narrowed her eyes at him suspiciously her eyes narrowed as she looked at him
- 2. become or make more limited in extent or scope the gap between the sexes is narrowing the trade surplus narrowed to £70 m in January
- 1. a narrow channel connecting two larger areas of water there was a car ferry across the narrows of Loch Long