In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(not wide)(opening/path/hips) estrecho(opening/path/hips) angosto América Latinato get / become narrower — estrecharse
- The chair is also capable of being pushed down the aisle due to its very narrow track width.
- Shin length pants, narrow or flared at the bottom.
- The driver nodded once and pressed a narrow strip of metal to the floor.
- In particular, the sleeves were just the right width - not too narrow, not too flappy.
- The road was very narrow where we stood and we were incredibly close to the athletes.
- The notch is wide at the bottom and narrow at the top.
- The roads are very narrow, and the drivers are very aggressive.
- Laminate flooring is made of long, narrow lengths of high-density fibre, generally with a photograph of wood on top, coated with an acrylic lacquer.
- In some cases, relatively narrow streets have been provided as alternate routes, compromising road safety.
- Fabric is woven in relatively narrow widths and long lengths, cut and assembled side-to-side for garments, blankets and other textile uses.
- Legroom is abundant for the front and middle seats although the latter are a bit narrow.
- They turned back down the hill and rode through the narrow passageway into the city.
- I was on a good but rather narrow road when the phone rang.
- Their main complaint is the fact that the actual roadway is too narrow to accommodate the traffic using it.
- Bob squeezed his muscular shoulders into the narrow confines of the top turret.
- We climbed a narrow path and entered an area of flat, rocky ground.
- The only break in the stockade is a narrow passageway that zigzags up the middle.
- The mass of soldiers squirmed through the all too narrow alleyway as they escaped from the ambush.
- A border is a dividing line, a narrow strip along a steep edge.
- They rushed out of the narrow passageway and came out of the cave.
1.2(slender)(margin) escaso(win/victory) conseguido por un escaso margento have a narrow escape — salvarse por los pelos coloquial
- So one narrow defeat, by a mere one goal margin, made a world of difference to the team's eventual standing.
- They managed to snatch a narrow victory from the jaws of defeat, but his handsome majority was slashed from 164 to just 35.
- Both of the propositions passed easily, despite reports by pollsters in January and February predicting a narrow victory for one of the measures and likely defeat for the other.
- The Tories marshalled their forces, undermined the shadow budget before it was published and squeaked a narrow victory despite an economy struggling to emerge from a long recession.
- Newcastle Falcons started the day six points adrift of Bath at the bottom of the table but yesterday's result and Bath's narrow defeat by Leicester has seen that deficit cut to just two points.
- Wellstone lost that election, but the campaign was an important step toward his narrow victory in the 1990 U.S. Senate race.
- Brisbane's narrow win was marred by a refereeing controversy in the 32nd minute.
- The Lions escaped with a narrow four-point victory, topping Waterloo 73-69.
- The margin of victory was surprisingly narrow, at just over 5 per cent.
- Instant polls following the debate suggested a narrow win for Obama.
- We must not allow the narrow margin of victory to become a source of greater conflict in society.
- Another defeat for the maroon and white in what has been a disappointing year for the county with a number of very narrow defeats in various grades along the way.
- Suddenly, the Claytons were looking at possible defeat rather than a narrow victory.
- The two major parties at the first federal elections were free-traders and protectionists, with the latter securing a narrow victory, though not a parliamentary majority.
- Falcon retakes the lead here, though its margins of victory remain narrow.
2(restricted)(horizons/range/view) limitado(ideas/attitude) cerrado(attitude/ideas) intolerantefrom a narrow perspective — con una perspectiva estrecha / limitada
- in the narrowest sense of the word — en el sentido más estricto de la palabra
- However, this review will be narrower in its focus by summarizing the randomized clinical trials.
- In both cases, liberty refers to the freedom of person within comparatively narrow confines.
- I didn't mean to imply that your statements were narrow in scope.
- It was a man's world, and being a man of his time, he had very narrow beliefs and lived in a totally egocentric world.
- There are many objections that spring to mind - is that not a narrow view, intolerant, prejudicial to the good health of society?
- Artists interested in saturation effects usually paint in a fairly narrow range of hues.
- It suffices to say that he clearly has a narrow view of marketing and it's goal: to give the right people the value they want, where they want it, by telling them about it.
- Provincial co-management regimes are typically narrow in scope as well as limited in formal powers.
- This existing mindset is narrow, but perhaps at this point, this is understandable, given the previous situation and intimidation.
- First, the their opinion is remarkably narrow.
- If a group leader's philosophy and beliefs are narrow and one-sided, then back away.
- Well, basically, ours is a little more narrow in scope.
- These expectations are often narrow, oversimplified, and quite rigid.
- Thus, parental support, though narrower in scope, reflects attachment bonds.
- This collection showed a diverse range of women as ‘beautiful’ versus the more narrow view from mainstream media.
- It's easy to become an ‘expert’ when the scope is narrow and you are part of the rule-maker set.
- But both have such a narrow and pessimistic view of human potential that they believe rigorous selection will identify the few who might prove useful to the economic system.
- Other areas of contact included occupational, residential, civic and political contacts, all of which were narrow in scope.
- Passion and commitment can be rather focused, occasionally ranging into the narrow point of view.
- The perception of lactose intolerance as a health problem is a rather narrow Western view.
- Perhaps it is simply an attempt to keep their topic narrow enough to explore thoroughly.
- The applicant's construction gives it a very narrow scope, virtually limited to prohibiting what is already an offence under the general criminal law.
- The mass media are hindered by a narrow view of gender, and by limited, stereotyped representations of ethnic minorities.
- His dissent gives clear insight into his limited, narrow view of individual liberties.
- The political spectrum has become narrower with the ideological battleground moving to the right.
- Those who accuse us of social engineering often have very narrow, rigid view about the way the world should be and everyone should conform with that.
- After the meeting Epp expressed concern about the relatively narrow range of questions.
- Excellent idea, but I feel his scope is too narrow.
- I never watched the latter, so am open to other's views, but it seemed to represent the stubborn, old-fashioned views of a narrow bigot.
- Like others, we have huge concerns about scopes of practice becoming narrow and restrictive.
- We do believe that he continues to operate in a fairly narrow range.
- I would argue that these groups merely express, if in a more explicit form, the narrow outlook and low horizons of Western politics more broadly today.
- In contrast to British music's narrow mindset, Jamaica has always embraced the most outlandish musical idiosyncrasies imaginable.
- The theatre is also reviving three short plays in the hope that it will help enlighten people about narrow mindsets, prejudice, parochialism etc.
- It obliges us to be stripped of our illusions, our narrow and self-serving views.
- Her discussion is wide-ranging, whereas the focus of this comment will be narrow.
- It's a fine moment, and one that could have been looked at more closely, especially considering the film's rather narrow view of music history.
3formal(exact, thorough)(scrutiny) minucioso(scrutiny) exhaustivo
- I am not arguing for a narrow definition of graphic design.
- But the definitions are so narrow that it doesn't include everyone.
- He is a conservative in this strict and narrow sense.
- Such protectionist perspectives and narrow definitions of critical media literacy set themselves against the pleasures the media provide.
- Blues has tended to suffer because a narrow definition stereotypes the format as depressing where songs entail losing women, jobs and dogs.
- Judges would ask only whether the decision maker had ‘jurisdiction’ (in a very narrow sense) to make his decision.
- Although the Old Testament is a literature about an ancient people called Israel, it is not simply a national literature in any narrow sense.
- It appears that he is referring to ‘frequent reader’ rather than a narrow definition of literacy.
- It's a narrow definition of freedom, yes, but necessary under the circumstances, we've all been told a hundred times if we've been told once.
- But I must say it's a very narrow definition of comfort.
- In most cases such judgement starts from a rather narrow definition of culture.
- Here I am thinking primarily of ethical difficulties, not linguistic or literary difficulties in the narrow sense.
- First, in the narrow economic sense, fond memories of the pre-1980 protectionist regimes are often evoked.
- They have extremely narrow definitions of good music.
- But history should not be understood in a narrow sense.
- In the PC world of academia, that definition can become awfully narrow.
- But unfortunately, all that goes under the name of progress does not truly represent progress, even in the narrow economic sense of the term.
- Do you think that people who are bothered by your films are working from an excessively narrow definition of comedy?
- Since then, some critics have objected to the editors' contentious remarks and their narrow definition of Asian American literature.
- Clearly, it is not possible - and this is again a bureaucratic problem - for the military to define security in terms other than its own narrow definition of it.
1(reduce width of)(canal/lapel) estrechar(lapel/canal) angostar América Latinathe accident narrowed the road to two lanes — el accidente dejó la carretera reducida a dos carriles
- she narrowed her eyes — (against the sun) entrecerró los ojos
- to narrow the gap — reducir la distancia
2(restrict)(range/field) restringir(range/field) limitar
1(decrease in width)(river/valley/road) estrecharse(valley/road/river) angostarse América Latina(gap) reducirse
2(field) restringirse(odds/options) reducirse
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