narrow something down

reduce the number of possibilities or options.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • narrow something down — reduce the number of possibilities or options of something the company has narrowed down the candidates for the job to two …   Useful english dictionary

  • narrow something down (to something) — ˌnarrow sthˈdown (to sth) derived to reduce the number of possibilities or choices • We have narrowed down the list to four candidates. Main entry: ↑narrowderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • narrow down — verb 1. define clearly (Freq. 1) I cannot narrow down the rules for this game • Syn: ↑pin down, ↑peg down, ↑nail down, ↑narrow, ↑specify • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • narrow — nar|row1 [ nerou ] adjective *** 1. ) small in width, especially when compared to how high or long something is: a narrow strip of land/water narrow, winding streets ─ opposite WIDE 2. ) limited in range or variety: We are left with a relatively… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • narrow down — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms narrow down : present tense I/you/we/they narrow down he/she/it narrows down present participle narrowing down past tense narrowed down past participle narrowed down to reduce the number of possibilities or… …   English dictionary

  • narrow — adjective (narrower, narrowest) 1》 of small width in comparison to length. 2》 limited in extent, amount, or scope. 3》 barely achieved: a narrow escape. 4》 Phonetics denoting a vowel pronounced with the root of the tongue drawn back so as to… …   English new terms dictionary

  • narrow — nar|row1 W2S3 [ˈnærəu US rou] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not wide)¦ 2 narrow escape 3 narrow victory/defeat/majority/margin etc 4¦(ideas/attitudes)¦ 5 narrow sense/definition 6¦(limited)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: nearu] 1.) ¦(NOT WIDE)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • narrow*/*/*/ — [ˈnærəʊ] adj I 1) if something is narrow, there is only a short distance from one side of it to the other Ant: wide narrow streets[/ex] 2) limited Ant: broad a narrow range of options[/ex] 3) used about something that you succeed in doing but… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Narrow Stairs — Studio album by Death Cab for Cutie Released May 12, 2008 …   Wikipedia

  • narrow — ▪ I. narrow nar‧row 1 [ˈnærəʊ ǁ roʊ] adjective 1. small in amount: • The polls give Mr. Edwards a narrow lead. • Analysts had expected a narrow decline in pretax earnings. • The Senate rejected the bid by a narrow margin ( …   Financial and business terms

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