narrow down

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Related to narrow down: look over, come through, awaited, overhyped, scrutinised, coming along

narrow something down (to people or things)

to reduce a list of possibilities from many to a selected few. We can narrow the choice down to green or red. We narrowed down the choice to you or Paul.
See also: down, narrow
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An impatient Superior Court Judge Hiroshi Fujisaki stymied the plaintiffs' plan to narrow down those fibers from a pool of 72,000 possible Ford vehicles.
The FSA formed a committee of industry experts to narrow down the list for the award based on its analysis of the company's performance and likelihood of long-term success.
Students nominate teachers for the award, which is presented after district administrators and state educators narrow down the candidates.
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Sidney Kimmel, the organization's founder and chairman of the board of Jones Apparel Group, meets each year with the Foundation's esteemed medical advisory board and observes as they narrow down the applicants to the top fifteen.
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Work completed since 2001 (airborne geophysics, surficial geochemistry and recent field exploration) has been used to narrow down the primary set of targets which are planned for drilling within the next 4-6 weeks.
In order to save his own life, he must use all of his skills and training to narrow down the possible suspects, who include a disgruntled student, a jilted former lover, and a serial killer who is already on death row.
At the end of the contest, The Mighty 1090 AM and Samuel Adams will narrow down the entries to five finalists who will compete at a finale event and be judged by a celebrity panel.
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