If America is to go on reaping the gains from trade, it must ensure it compensates those who lose out
As part of the deal, Citi will shake up its board so that it has a majority of independent directors, Richard Parsons, the bank's chairman, said in a statement. The change had been something federal regulators had already been pursuing, The Times said, citing people close to the deal.
Microsoft Chief Set to Narrow Pursuit of Yahoo
Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive, told employees on Thursday that the company would announce “in very short order” which of three paths it would choose in its three-month-old pursuit of Yahoo.
The options, Mr. Ballmer said, were completing a negotiated deal, pursuing a hostile takeover effort or walking away. He spoke during a meeting with employees.
Microsoft is not expected to announce on Thursday which option it will pursue.
1 having a small distance from one side to the other, especially in comparison with the length:
a narrow bridge/passage/gap
a narrow face
The little village has very narrow streets.
2 MAINLY DISAPPROVING limited to a small area of interest, activity or thought:
They are unable to see beyond the narrow world of the theatre.
It was regarded as a very narrow interpretation of the law.
See also narrow-minded.
3 If you achieve a narrow result, the result could easily have been different because the amount by which you failed or succeeded was very small:
The election was won by the very narrow margin of only 185 votes.
The opposition had a narrow defeat.
We won a narrow victory.
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verb [I or T]
to become less wide or to make something less wide:
The road narrows after the bridge.
He narrowed his eyes in suspicion.
They have narrowed the focus of the investigation, to concentrate on younger adults.
FIGURATIVE We must strive to narrow the gap between rich and poor.
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1 only by a small amount:
She narrowly missed winning an Oscar.
2 in a limited way:
a narrowly interpreted law
3 FORMAL carefully or in a way that shows doubt:
The officer looked at him narrowly through half-closed eyes.
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1 a narrow channel that connects two large areas of water
2 US a narrow part of a lake or river
(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)
a narrow escape
a situation in which you only just avoid danger:
We got out in time but it was a narrow escape.
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If you pursue a plan, activity or situation, you try to do it or achieve it, usually over a long period of time:
He decided to pursue a career in television.
We need to decide soon what marketing strategy we should pursue for these new products.
Michael Evans is leaving the company to pursue his own business interests.
She is ruthless in pursuing her goals.
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noun [U] FORMAL
She has devoted herself to the pursuance of (= the act of trying to achieve) justice for her son.
In pursuance of his aims, he has decided to stand for parliament.
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He described himself as a pursuer of (= someone who tries to achieve) truth and justice.
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when you try to achieve a plan, activity or situation, usually over a long period of time:
the pursuit of happiness
The company is ruthless in its pursuit of profit.
The union is on strike in pursuit of (= the act of trying to achieve) a 10% pay increase.
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1 to follow someone or something, usually to try to catch or kill them:
The car was pursued by helicopters.
The hunters spent hours pursuing their prey.
He was killed by the driver of a stolen car who was being hotly pursued by the police.
2 to try very hard to persuade someone to accept a job:
The company has been pursuing Holton for some time, but so far he has rejected all their offers.
3 to try to discover information about a subject:
We will not be pursuing this matter any further.
The police are currently pursuing several lines of inquiry into the case.
I don't think this idea is worth pursuing any further.
The press has pursued this story relentlessly.
4 to try very hard to persuade someone to have a relationship with you:
He's been pursuing her for months and yet she's so clearly not interested.
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someone who is chasing you:
She made a sudden right turn off the road in order to escape her pursuers.
FIGURATIVE The team are ten points ahead of their closest pursuers in the league.
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noun [C or U]
when you follow someone or something to try to catch them:
Three people have been killed in high-speed pursuits by the police recently.
The robbers fled the scene of the crime, with the police in pursuit.