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adjective narrow pronunciation in British English /ˈnærəʊ/ 
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  1. 1
    small in width, especially when compared to how high or long something is

    a narrow strip of land/water

    narrow, winding streets

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  2. 2
    limited in range or variety

    We are left with a relatively narrow range of options.

    1. a.
      limited in the way that you look at things and not willing to consider other ideas

      The book takes a rather narrow view of what we mean by civilization.

    2. b.
      limited or exact in meaning

      the court's narrow definition of a criminal act

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  3. 3
    achieved with difficulty, in a way that shows how close the result was

    a narrow victory/escape/defeat

    Our resolution passed with the narrowest possible majority.

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