zero in on

phrasal verb

Definition of zero in on

1 : to direct all of one's attention to (someone or something) Scientists are hoping to zero in on a cure.
2 : to aim something (such as a gun or camera) directly at (someone or something) The gunner zeroed in on the target.

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