narrow down

narrow down
If you narrow down a range of things, you reduce the number of things included in it.

[V P n (not pron)] What's happened is that the new results narrow down the possibilities...

[V n P to n] I've managed to narrow the list down to twenty-three. [Also V n P]


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  • 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

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  • narrow down — phr verb Narrow down is used with these nouns as the object: ↑list …   Collocations dictionary

  • narrow down — {v. phr.} To limit within very strict margins. * /Of the numerous applicants, the list has been narrowed down to just a few./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • narrow down — v. reduce, limit …   English contemporary 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. ► VERB 1) become or make narrower. 2) …   English terms dictionary

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