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What does “barren” mean?

Origin of narrow

before 900; Middle English; Old English nearu; cognate with Old Saxon naru narrow, Dutch naar unpleasant; akin to German Narbe scar, literally, narrow mark

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British Dictionary definitions for narrow

narrow
/ (ˈnærəʊ) /

adjective

verb

to make or become narrow; limit; restrict

noun

a narrow place, esp a pass or strait
See also narrows

Derived forms of narrow

narrowly, adverbnarrowness, noun

Word Origin for narrow

Old English nearu; related to Old Saxon naru
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Idioms and Phrases with narrow

narrow

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