home in on

phrasal verb

homed in on; homing in on; homes in on
: to find and move directly toward (someone or something)
The missile was homing in on its target.
often used figuratively
Researchers are homing in on the cause of the disease.

Examples of home in on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My ability to home in on those important stories relies on hearing from people like you. Justin Elliott, ProPublica, 12 June 2024 Maryland lawmakers are homing in on plans to raise some toll rates for the first time in a decade and to place a new fee on electric vehicles to start solving a roughly $3.3 billion transportation budget deficit in the coming years. Sam Janesch, Baltimore Sun, 6 Mar. 2024 The compounds are built around a particular antibody, an immune system protein that homes in on molecules that are abundant on cancer cells. Jyoti Madhusoodanan, Scientific American, 1 Mar. 2024 At closer range, both the Russian and Ukrainian armies employ mobile electronic jammers to deflect explosive drones, which use GPS to home in on their targets. Vladyslav Golovin, New York Times, 25 May 2024 This creates a living map that anglers can use to further home in on a fishing spot. Dac Collins, Outdoor Life, 22 May 2024 Scott homed in on an unusual San Francisco outfit called OpenAI. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 20 May 2024 Jann leads me through the hubbub, homing in on a crumpled, hairless version of myself in a wheelchair. Minrose Gwin, New York Times, 18 May 2024 Find a way to home in on one or two specific paths to make more useful headway. Tarot.com, Baltimore Sun, 16 Apr. 2024

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“Home in on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/home%20in%20on. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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