The headline screamed across the homepage of the Drudge Report: ROMNEY narrows VP CHOICES; CONDI EMERGES AS FRONTRUNNER.
Daniel Gross narrows down the list of suspects, from Elizabeth Warren and Wall Street to the brilliant economist himself.
On the other hand, getting too close to the threshold dramatically raises your risk and narrows your choices.
It narrows your options on how you will spend your time, money and attention.
To the southward it narrows to a point, presenting abrupt edges, which in some places drop into almost fathomless water.
And between ourselves what dupery there is in science, how it narrows our horizon!
Shortly afterward he got under weigh, sailed down the narrows and put out to sea.
After a while the batteries along the narrows slipped into view.
It broadens or narrows according as the phenomenal appearance approaches or recedes from the ideal.
Sarrail with his six divisions behind him could open the narrows in no time.
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.
Old English nearwian "to force in, cramp, confine; become smaller, shrink;" see narrow (adj.). Related: Narrowed; narrowing.
c.1200, nearewe "narrow part, place, or thing," from narrow (adj.). Old English nearu (n.) meant "danger, distress, difficulty," also "prison, hiding place."