- adj. 狭窄的，有限的；勉强的；精密的；度量小的
- n. 海峡；狭窄部分，隘路
- vt. 使变狭窄
- vi. 变窄
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
- narrow: [OE] Narrow comes from a prehistoric Germanic *narwaz, whose only other modern representative is Dutch naar ‘unpleasant, sad’ (although it also occurs in Norva-sund, the Old Norse term for the ‘Straits of Gibraltar’). It is not known for certain where it comes from, but a connection has been suggested with Latin nervus ‘sinew, bowstring’ (source of English nerve) and Old High German snuor ‘string’, which might point back to an ancestral sense ‘tying together tightly’.
- narrow (adj.)
- Old English nearu "narrow, constricted, limited; petty; causing difficulty, oppressive; strict, severe," from West Germanic *narwaz "narrowness" (cognates: Frisian nar, Old Saxon naru, Middle Dutch nare, Dutch naar); not found in other Germanic languages and of unknown origin. The narrow seas (c. 1400) were the waters between Great Britain and the continent and Ireland. Related: Narrowness.
- narrow (n.)
- c. 1200, nearewe "narrow part, place, or thing," from narrow (adj.). Old English nearu (n.) meant "danger, distress, difficulty," also "prison, hiding place."
- narrow (v.)
- Old English nearwian "to force in, cramp, confine; become smaller, shrink;" see narrow (adj.). Related: Narrowed; narrowing.
- 1. Sailing boats lay at anchor in the narrow waterway.
- 2. He squeezed through a narrow opening in the fence.
- 3. He was criticised for being boring, strait-laced and narrow-minded.
- 4. The voters gave a narrow win to Vargas Llosa.
- 5. I hear you had a very narrow escape on the bridge.
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