hone in on

Definition of hone in on


  1. :  to find and go directly toward (someone or something) The missile was honing in on its target. —usually used figuratively Researchers are honing in on the cause of the disease. Although hone in on is widely used, many people regard it as an error for home in on.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  whetstone

  1. :  to sharpen or smooth with a whetstone

    :  to make more acute, intense, or effective :  whet

  1. :  yearn

    :  grumble, moan

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a dividing ridge between drainage areas

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