narrow down (choices or a list)

"Narrowing down" a list means to get rid of some of the items on the list. "Narrowing down" a list is usually considered to be a good thing, because it makes it easier for you to make a decision when there are fewer choices.

Here are some of the words most commonly used after "narrow down":

  • narrow down a list
  • narrow down your choices
  • narrow down the suspects (of a crime)
  • narrow down the possibilities

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