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单词 narrow
释义 narrow (verb) narrow 5 ENTRIES FOUND: narrow (adjective) narrow (verb) narrow-minded (adjective) narrows (noun) straight (noun) 1 narrow /ˈneroʊ/ adjective narrower; narrowest 1 narrow /ˈneroʊ/ adjective narrower; narrowest Learner's definition of NARROW [also more narrow; most narrow] 1  : long and not wide : small from one side to the other side狭窄的;狭长的 a long, narrow table长条桌子 narrow hallways/passageways狭窄的走廊/过道 The city's ancient streets are too narrow for buses.这座城市古老的街道太狭窄,公共汽车无法通过。 The sofa isn't narrow enough [=it is too wide] to fit through the door.这张沙发太宽,搬不进门。 a narrow path一条狭窄的小径 We crossed at the narrowest part of the river.我们从河道最窄的地方渡过。 His shoulders are very narrow.他的肩很窄。 — opposite broad, wide 2  : including or involving a small number of things or people : limited in range or amount有限的;范围小的 within the narrow limits allowed by law在法律允许的有限范围内 They offer a narrow range/choice of flavors: chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla.他们提供有限的几种味道:巧克力味、草莓味和香草味。 the study's narrow focus on 30-year-old men此项研究局限于30岁男性 The study was narrow in scope.此项研究的范围很小。 a narrow view/perspective of politics狭隘的政治观 — opposite broad, wide 3  : almost not successful : very close to failure险些失败的 a narrow escape/victory死里逃生;险胜 : almost not enough for success以微弱优势成功的 They won by a narrow [=close, small] margin.他们以微弱优势险胜。 the straight and narrow — see 3straight — narrowness noun [noncount] 2 narrow /ˈneroʊ/ verb narrows; narrowed; narrowing 2 narrow /ˈneroʊ/ verb narrows; narrowed; narrowing Learner's definition of NARROW 1  a  [+ object] : to make (something) less wide使变窄 She narrowed her eyes and stared at me. = She stared at me through narrowed [=partly closed] eyes.她眯起双眼盯着我看。 The path was narrowed by overgrowth.过度生长的植物使小径变得狭窄。 b  [no object] : to become less wide变窄 His eyes narrowed as he focused on the words in front of him.他眯起眼睛盯着眼前的字。 The vase narrows at its top.这只花瓶的上部收细。 2  a  [+ object] : to make (something) smaller in amount or range使缩小;使变少;压缩 The field has been narrowed [=reduced] from eight to two candidates.候选人范围从八位减少到了两位。 We've been able to narrow [=limit] the search to a three-mile area.我们得以把搜索范围缩小到三英里。 narrowing the range of options缩小选择范围 You'll need to narrow the focus of your paper to one central idea.你需要把论文的重点缩减到一个主题上。 — often + down The choices have been narrowed down to two.选择范围缩小到了两个。 To narrow down its pool of applicants, the school made its admission requirements stricter.为压缩申请人数量,学校出台了更为严格的录取标准。 b  [no object] : to become smaller in amount or range缩小;减少 The gap between their salaries was beginning to narrow.他们的工资差距开始缩小。 — narrowing noun, plural narrowings [count] — usually singular通常用单数 a narrowing of the blood vessels血管收缩
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