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adverb narrowly pronunciation in British English /ˈnærəʊli/
  1. 1
    by a very small amount
    Three teenagers narrowly escaped death in the crash.
    narrowly beat/defeat someone: France narrowly beat Germany 2–1 in last night’s thrilling final.
  2. 2
    in a limited way that does not include many aspects of something
    A teacher’s responsibilities should not be too narrowly defined.
  3. 3
    mainly literary thoroughly and carefully
    Peter looked at her narrowly to see if she was lying.


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