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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not wide)
a. estrecho
This road is very narrow.Esta carretera es muy estrecha.
b. angosto
Do we have to go down this narrow street?¿Tenemos que pasar por esta calle angosta?
2. (slight)
a. escaso
The jockey won the race by a narrow margin.El jinete ganó la carrera por un escaso margen.
3. (prejudiced)
a. cerrado
My father has a rather narrow attitude when it comes to tattoos.Mi padre tiene una actitud bastante cerrada cuando se trata de los tatuajes.
4. (limited)
a. limitado
There was a very narrow range of colors to choose from.La gama de colores para elegir era demasiado limitada.
b. reducido
The city came up with a narrow list of ideas for lowering the level of crime.La ciudad elaboró una lista reducida de ideas para bajar el nivel de crimen.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (to reduce the width of)
a. estrechar
The aim was to narrow the river.El propósito era estrechar el río.
b. angostar
The snow had narrowed the road to one lane.La nieve había angostado la carretera a un carril.
c. entrecerrar (eyes)
The boy narrowed his eyes when he saw his sister trying to steal candy from his backpack.El niño entrecerró los ojos al ver que su hermana intentaba robarle dulces de su mochila.
6. (to restrict)
a. restringir
The scope of the study has been narrowed.Se ha restringido el ámbito del estudio.
b. limitar
If you narrow the range of products you offer too much, you'll lose your customers.Si limitas demasiado la línea de productos que ofreces, perderás a tus clientes.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
7. (to decrease in width)
a. estrecharse
The path starts to narrow here, so step carefully.El camino empieza a estrecharse aquí, así que pisen con cuidado.
b. angostarse
The tunnel seemed to narrow and become crooked.El túnel parecía angostarse y enchuecarse.
8. (to become less)
a. restringirse
The options open to the unemployed have narrowed considerably.Las posibilidades que tienen los desempleados se han restringido bastante.
b. reducirse
The gap between rich and poor has narrowed.Se ha reducido la brecha entre los ricos y los pobres.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
9. (nautical)
a. el estrecho
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Only a skilled sailor can pass through the narrows.Solo un marinero experto puede pasar por el estrecho.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. estrecho(a)
2. (majority)
a. escaso(a)
to grow or become narrowestrecharse, angostarse
to have a narrow mindser estrecho(a) de miras
to have a narrow escapelibrarse por los pelos
by a narrow marginpor un estrecho margen
in the narrowest senseen el sentido mas estricto
to take a narrow view of somethingenfocar algo desde un punto de vista muy limitado
narrow boatbarcaza f
narrow gaugevía estrecha
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (general)
to narrow one's eyesentornar los ojos or la mirada
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (road)
a. estrecharse
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narrow [ˈnærəʊ]
narrower (comparative)narrowest (superlative)
1 (in width) [+street, passage, room, stairs] estrecho; angosto
...through the town's narrow streets The road was narrow We turned left off the main [road] into a narrow lane ...he had crawled through the narrow passage ...a narrow strip of land Iris was waiting for them on the narrow path bordering the canal ...a long, narrow room They climbed the narrow stairs
[+bed, channel, face] estrecho; angosto; (LAm)
...the narrow channel between Albania and Corfu She slept on a narrow bed in a tiny storage room she had a long narrow face Her mouth was too big for her narrow face*
to become or get narrow(er) estrecharse; angostarse; (LAm)
the road got narrower as we travelled further away from civilization the narrow path ...250 precepts to keep them on the narrow path
2 (limited) [+range] reducido; limitado; [+definition] restringido
They restrict students to a narrow range of courses too early
prices rose and fell within a narrow band los precios subieron y bajaron dentro de una estrecha banda; in a narrow sense en sentido estricto
I didn't use the word "romantic" in any such narrow sense
3 (small, slight) [+margin, majority] escaso; [+victory, defeat] por un escaso margen
following his narrow victory/defeat in by the narrow margin of 50 to 37 votes Delegates have voted by a narrow majority in favour of considering electoral reform
to have a narrow escape salvarse de milagro; salvarse por los pelos (informal)
That was a rather narrow escape, wasn't it Two police officers had a narrow escape when separatists attacked their vehicles
to have a narrow lead (over sb) llevar una pequeña ventaja (a algn)
The Conservatives have a narrow lead over Labour
4 (restricted) [+person] de miras estrechas; intolerante
I would have preferred somebody who had wider ideas, and he was rather narrow
[+mind] estrecho de miras; [+view, idea] cerrado
...a narrow and outdated view of family life I find this a narrow definition of science to have a narrow mind
intransitive verb
1 (become less wide) [+road, path, river] estrecharse; angostarse; (LAm)
2 (almost close) [+eyes] entrecerrarse
3 (diminish) [+gap, majority] reducirse
after disastrous election results their majority has greatly narrowed
transitive verb
1 (reduce) [+gap] reducir; [+differences] solventar en cierta medida
We have moved much closer, narrowed our differences.
2 (almost close)
to narrow one's eyes entrecerrar los ojos
Kitty narrowed her eyes and glared at Karen... `I want you back here in five minutes," he growled, narrowing his eyes to ominous slits. she narrowed her eyes to try and make out the writing
the straight and narrow
2 narrows estrecho (m)
narrow boat (n) (Britain) barcaza (f)
... a canal narrow boat
narrow gauge (n) (Ferro) vía (f) estrecha; (before noun) de vía estrecha
Later the narrow gauge was converted to standard Narrowcasting is the supplying of television programmes to a small area by means of cable television This is an age when broadcasting is being replaced by narrowcasting — 24-hour cable television services, for example, dedicated to shopping, weather and sports broadcasting, cable television
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