Translation of narrowly in Spanish:

narrowly

por poco, adv.

Pronunciation /ˈnɛroʊli//ˈnarəʊli/

adverb

  • 1

    (by small margin)
    por poco
    por un escaso margen
    • On a road whose width barely allows two cars to pass, this lunatic came hurtling round a blind corner, narrowly missing me.
    • Later, she claimed, two further women in her party were narrowly missed by a Land Rover.
    • Police were also called to a building in Northgate in Wakefield city centre after the wind blew off part of the roof, narrowly missing a pedestrian.
    • Last year she narrowly missed capturing a new time by just 75 minutes.
    • As sure a putter as there is in the game, he narrowly missed five putts from inside 10 ft in the first 13 holes in the final round.
    • He made to swipe me with the bottle, narrowly missing my face and catching me in the shoulder instead.
    • As the learner driver began to pull over, the man continued crossing the road but the BMW driver pulled out, narrowly missing him.
    • Several of the larger branches I was concerned about are now sitting on the lawn (one narrowly missed a car as it came down).
    • A Nissan Micra came screeching off the eastbound carriageway, narrowly missed their patrol car, and rolled up the bank into a field.
    • A mother believes her toddler escaped serious injury after he narrowly missed swallowing a piece of metal buried in a burger.
    • In addition, an almost simultaneous missile attack narrowly missed an Israeli airliner taking off nearby.
    • Finally the competition went to sudden death, when the Baltinglass team missed winning the title narrowly.
    • He cast his line three times, missing narrowly each time.
    • The ninety mile per hour fastball narrowly missed his head as the young black superstar dropped to the dirt.
    • The horse in its flight narrowly missed two telephone poles, but knocked over the bucket of water with which a woman was cleaning the front steps of her house.
    • He's leading in New Hampshire narrowly or within the margin of run of most polls.
    • A Swindon schoolgirl who narrowly missed out on getting top prize in a national spelling competition says she is determined to win next year.
    • One of his friends, Michael, had his jaw broken and narrowly missed losing an eye, such was the savagery of the attack.
    • Several windows have been smashed with what is believed to be an airgun; and on one occasion shards of glass narrowly missed one of the tenants.
    • A two-inch nut shattered the window and showered glass into the vehicle as it pulled up outside the school, narrowly missing pupils.
  • 2

    • 2.1formal (closely)

      (examine) exhaustivamente
      to watch sb narrowly vigilar a algn de cerca
      • Tim watched Anna narrowly as her attention and her hands wandered below his waist.
      • In addition, our attention becomes more narrowly focused on the physical source of our pleasure.
      • She scanned the baby narrowly, then looked as searchingly at Sandra, whose face was turned to gaze across the fields.

    • 2.2(restrictedly)

      (consider/define) limitadamente
      (consider/define) restringidamente
      • Terrorism must be defined far more narrowly than in this proposal.
      • Timeshare law is too narrowly defined, so it excludes contracts of less than 36 months or timeshare on boats.
      • Thus, if there is no class which is defined sufficiently narrowly, it is impossible for the court to craft common issues.
      • Perfectionists live in a narrowly defined world in which they feel empowered.
      • Thirty or so years later we find much of the programming is rather narrowly defined ideologically.
      • They get to control it, for a limited time and it should be more narrowly limited than it is right now.
      • But historically torture has most often been defined more narrowly, as an aspect of legal systems or of state repression.
      • Debriefing can also be more narrowly defined in terms of the procedures used, the information provided and the target population.
      • The answer to this question depends on how narrowly we define the term.
      • He argued that all the applicable statutes and treaty obligations can be read in such a way as to define torture very narrowly.
      • It's just that their conception of what constitutes support is limited very narrowly to career advancement.
      • The law should then be tailored carefully and narrowly in an attempt to deal with those consequences or abuses.
      • Well, rock music, itself a fairly narrow subsection of popular music, is being as narrowly and erroneously defined as religion here.
      • The event marker used to qualify clinical segments as softening events may be too narrowly defined.
      • Humanity is narrowly defined and that is one of our strengths.
      • The grounds for judicial review may be defined more narrowly than that.
      • It was not just established states that were eager narrowly to define the right of self-determination as a right end colonial status.
      • Some analysts contend they should not be, at least under narrowly defined circumstances.
      • They not only define the problem narrowly, but also the solution.
      • Now, though, country defines its influences so narrowly it almost seems inbred.