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Narrow down   /nˈɛroʊ daʊn/   Listen
Narrow down

verb
1.
Define clearly.  Synonyms: nail down, narrow, peg down, pin down, specify.
2.
Become more focus on an area of activity or field of study.  Synonyms: narrow, specialise, specialize.






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"Narrow down" Quotes from Famous Books



... at this sitting but Mr. and Mrs. Fowler and myself. Even the faithful Brierly had been unable to share in this, the twenty-ninth experiment. I was delighted to have the circle narrow down, for Fowler was a good investigator and a man of vast experience in psychic matters. Outside interference was absolutely excluded. "Whatever happens to-night, Fowler," I said, "you and I or the spirits must ...
— The Shadow World • Hamlin Garland

... be. It comes home to me, now and then, how far away from the world we are, how remote from everything that counts. The tragedy of life with Chaddie McKail, I suppose, is that she's let existence narrow down to just one thing, to her family. Other women seem to have substitutes. But I've about forgotten how to be a social animal. I seem to grow as segregative as the timber-wolf. There's nothing for me in the woman's club life one gets out here. I can't force myself into church work, and the ...
— The Prairie Child • Arthur Stringer

... tend to show, that the government of possessives by participles, is in general a construction little to be commended, if at all allowed. I thus narrow down the application of the principle, but do not hereby determine it to be altogether wrong. There are other arguments, both for and against the doctrine, which must be taken into the account, before we can fully decide the question. The double construction which may be given to infinitive verbs; ...
— The Grammar of English Grammars • Goold Brown

... harmful to the interests of the patient and thus to the rights of medicine, and indeed that must be evident here at the very threshold. Both schools must have the tendency to extend psychotherapy at the expense of bodily therapy and to narrow down psychotherapy itself to a therapy by appeals which in the one case are suggestions to the subconscious and in the other case persuasions and encouragements to the conscious will. As soon as we have overcome the prejudices of those two rival ...
— Psychotherapy • Hugo Muensterberg



Words linked to "Narrow down" :   diversify, overspecialise, concretize, change, overspecialize, specify, vary, alter, determine



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