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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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A characteristic feature of a honed surface finish is crosshatch, which makes an excellent oil retention and bearing surface.
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.
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.
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.