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1 to make sharp or sharper
  • honed the knife's blade to razor-like sharpness
  • honed his crossword-puzzle skills by reading the dictionary as though it were a thrilling novel

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2 to make smooth by friction
  • honed the edge of the axe until it was amazingly sharp

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The first known use of hone was in the 14th century

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“Hone.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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