fine-tune

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fine-tune

1. Literally, to make small and/or careful adjustments to a device, instrument, or machine. If you fine-tune your amp a little bit more, I think you'd get that tone you're looking for.
2. By extension, to make small and/or careful adjustments to an idea, plan, or strategy. I think if we fine-tuned our methodology, we'd have better success with this experiment.

fine-tune something

 
1. Lit. to make delicate adjustments in some mechanical or electronic device. It took a while to fine-tune the flute, but it was worth it.
2. Fig. to make small alterations in a plan or procedure. We need to spend some time fine-tuning the scheme, then we will seek approval.
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Areas of his game need finetuned, he knows that, we know that, Rangers know that.
The scheme, being finetuned this week, is meant to make budgets fairer.
'Medyo pinu-pinuhin naman ang operations (Operations should be finetuned somewhat),' he said.
Raoul Savoy made contact with the 27-year-old, left, as he finetuned his plans late last month.
JACK McGRATH says his engine will be revving against the English front row now that it's finetuned to purr at Test level.
According to neuroscientists, mice have a biological clock which is almost identical to that of humans with the difference that it is finetuned for nocturnal life.
The first draft, which is nearly complete, will be finetuned and edited by professionals before it hits the stands.
"This is a good example of how finetuned regulatory differences may be to produce different traits," said Dr Kingsley, whose research appears in the journal Nature Genetics.
The game utilizes the iPhone or iPad's accelerometer to realistically simulate the rolling of a bowling ball and is finetuned to recognize backspin and hooking.
Now they hope the deal can be finetuned and pushed through quickly.
" The government's two-pronged strategy to deal with the challenge of Left wing extremism, sustained and proactive operations against Maoist extremists, and addressing development and governance issues, needed to be finetuned, he said.
As you'd expect, much of this work will be around the Post's digital news provision and we have stacks of innovative ideas currently being finetuned.
The second phase of the initiative targets basic food safety in the kitchen, with programmes related to hygiene, pest control and handling of raw materials also being finetuned.
"I continue to be amazed at what Hubble can do with finetuned observations," Showalter says.
ENGLAND presented a united and happy front as they adapted to life without Kevin Pietersen, and finetuned their preparations for the must-win Lord's Test.