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honing

verb
present participle of hone

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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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“Honing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/honing. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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