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Definition of narrowly adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1only by a small amount The car narrowly missed a girl crossing the street. She narrowly escaped injury. The team lost narrowly.
  2. 2(sometimes disapproving) in a way that is limited a narrowly defined task a narrowly specialized education
  3. 3closely; carefully She looked at him narrowly.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: narrowly