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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to reduce)
a. limitar
We've narrowed down our search to the Sant Gervasi and Gracia neighborhoods.Hemos limitado nuestra búsqueda a los barrios de San Gervasio y Gracia.
b. reducir
The judges have narrowed down the list of singers to seven.El jurado ha reducido la lista de cantantes a siete.
c. restringir
Alice has narrowed down the possibilities to these two schools.Alice ha restringido las posibilidades a estas dos universidades.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
2. (to become restricted)
a. reducirse
As it gets later, our choices of restaurant are only narrowing down.A medida que se hace más tarde, nuestras opciones de restaurantes solo se reducen.
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narrow down
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (choice, possibilities)
a. limitar, reducir
narrow down
transitive verb
[+search, investigation, possibilities] restringir; limitar
the search has been narrowed down to an area outside the city
I've narrowed the guest list down to 30 he reducido la lista de invitados a 30
they have narrowed down their investigation and are now looking to question 3 white youths seen outside the club that night they have narrowed it down (to 3 possible suspects) the number of contestants has been narrowed down to five this will narrow down our options/the possibilities
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
[+road, path, valley] estrecharse; angostarse; (LAm)
here the road narrows down (to a single track)
[+search, investigation] restringirse
the search for the missing climber has narrowed down to a small area of the Cairngorms
the list of candidates has narrowed down to four la lista de candidatos se ha reducido a cuatro
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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