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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

  2. 2
    limited in range or variety

    We are left with a relatively narrow range of options.

    1. b.
      limited or exact in meaning

      the court’s narrow definition of a criminal act

  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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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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