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English verb: narrow down

1. narrow down (cognition) define clearly

SamplesI cannot narrow down the rules for this game.

Synonymsnail down, narrow, peg down, pin down, specify

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)determine

Narrower (hyponym)concretize

2. narrow down (change) become more focus on an area of activity or field of study

SamplesShe specializes in Near Eastern history.

Synonymsnarrow, specialise, specialize

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, vary

Narrower (hyponym)overspecialise, overspecialize

Antonymsbranch out, broaden, diversify

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