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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

v.
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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A characteristic feature of a honed surface finish is crosshatch, which makes an excellent oil retention and bearing surface.
Capitalizing on deep-rooted expertise honed over 25 years, Kronos empowers more than 40,000 organizations worldwide to better manage their workforce.
Born in Vienna, Milo honed his inherent design savvy under the tutelage of Architect, Max Gerstl during the 12 years he worked there.
After laser machining, the cylinders are finish honed to remove the buildup of any molten mass on each side of the groove.
In his role as a member of Kronos' Board of Directors, Kiser will capitalize on his management and consulting expertise honed over 30 years.
I really feel it prepared me for a career in real estate because it honed my ability to focus on strategy while continually working hard to improve my physical attributes.
Further hone corporate policies: The integration allows corporations to truly ensure bandwidth is being utilized to the enterprise's best interest; by providing information on WAN usage in a metric understandable at all business levels-dollars spent-WAN usage becomes real and corporate policies within WiseWan can be further honed to ensure optimal use.
The master baths feature "Solar" honed marble flooring with honed and polished marble walls.
Virtually any metal or ceramic can be successfully honed by one or both of the superabrasives.