キョウ, コウ, せま.い, せば.める, せば.まる, さ, はざ

cramped, narrow, contract, tight

JLPT1 G7 S9 F1346

As per # (pressed between) + dog/beast → be pressed on by wild animals, with nowhere to turn → *narrow* (← narrow margin for escape) → *small*; *reduce*; *narrow-minded*.

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