Antonyms for narrow down

Grammar : Verb
Spell : nar-oh
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnær oʊ

Definition of narrow down

Origin :
  • Old English nearu "narrow, constricted, limited; petty; causing difficulty, oppressive; strict, severe," from West Germanic *narwaz "narrowness" (cf. 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.
  • As in peter : verb decrease
  • As in decrease : verb grow less or make less
Example sentences :
  • Neither did it narrow down his interests to the sordid goal to which he aspired.
  • Extract from : « Command » by William McFee
  • Begin at an outside circle and narrow down as you reach the camp-huts.
  • Extract from : « Girl Scouts at Dandelion Camp » by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • We were never meant to narrow down to the circle of the home, in our thoughts at least.
  • Extract from : « A Word to Women » by Mrs. C. E. Humphry
  • We'll be ready for him where the valley's narrow down there.
  • Extract from : « The Seventh Man » by Max Brand
  • A cast of three or four of the best of these impressions will narrow down the circle of our investigations.
  • Extract from : « The Mystery of the Downs » by John R. Watson
  • Broadly speaking, there are but two economic classes and the ultimate struggle will narrow down to two political parties.
  • Extract from : « Labor and Freedom » by Eugene V. Debs
  • The Post Office Directory and your own observation will narrow down the inquiry considerably.
  • Extract from : « The Albert Gate Mystery » by Louis Tracy
  • Two newly-discovered creeds help us greatly to narrow down the limits of the problem.
  • Extract from : « Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6 » by Various
  • But I have a dawning idea of a method by which we shall be enabled to narrow down this enquiry.
  • Extract from : « Bat Wing » by Sax Rohmer
  • But I expected you to narrow down the number of combinations possible by making a different sort of a fool of yourself every time.
  • Extract from : « Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son » by George Horace Lorimer

Synonyms for narrow down

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