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hone for (someone or something)

To yearn for someone or something. She honed for her boyfriend the whole week he was gone. In this heat, I find myself honing for some ice cream.
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hone in

1. To focus or concentrate on something. It's such a complex problem that it's hard to hone in on just one part of it.
2. To make progress toward some goal or end. I think the detective is honing in on us, Jimmy. We better turn ourselves in!
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hone for someone or something

Rur. to long for someone or something. Tom: What's wrong with Jane? Mary: She's honing for her sweetheart. Jimmy was honing for the red bicycle in the toy store window.
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hone in

1. To advance toward some target, goal, or desired state: The police are honing in on the location of the gang. We don't have the answer yet, but by working together we're definitely honing in.
2. To direct one's attention; focus: The lawyer honed in on the discrepancies in my testimony.
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At Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance, we are committed to delivering working capital solutions that support UK businesses, said Hone, As one of the largest financial service providers, enhancing our ABL team for Wales and the Borders businesses is just one of many ways in which we are helping UK firms prosper on a regional level.
Mr Hone organised a series of other motoring-releated events in the city bringing out tens of thousands of people and attracting television cameras and sponsorship deals.
This type of servo-controlled hone knows the exact location of the tool, how much it has been fed, etc.
Most of the hone is still inside the cylinder, so it can go down and complete the bottom of the piston travel area.
Mr Hone said: "I was depressed and we were arguing.
The new 1,400 sq ft store opens today and will create 12 part-time jobs with Mr Hone as manager.
They arrived within three minutes but it was too late for Mr Hone, who died in Wansbeck General Hospital, Ashington.
One hones a cutting instrument such as a knife, scissor or razor, and we also, metaphorically, can hone a skill.
Ex One is the company formed after closely held Extrude Hone Corp.
They both used hone when home was the correct word.
The UK's most senior civil court judge and his colleagues unanimously dismissed an appeal by Six Continents Retail, formerly Bass, to reverse the decision to award pub manager Mark Hone pounds 21,000, after he successfully sued them for breaching a duty of care to him last year.
CELTIC contracts chief Jim Hone quit the club last night after four years at Parkhead.
If" you are looking to develop and hone your leadership skills, PIMA has a number of outlets that give you the opportunity to grow.
Pressure dry hone cabinet systems are featured in this two-page bulletin.
In use, the hone is chucked in a variable speed drill and liberally lubricated with honing oil.