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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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The company had explored honing in the '90s but re-visited the idea when Sunnen introduced its HTE honing machine.
Roll the honing guide on the 80-grit sandpaper to sharpen the chisel.
Texas Honing was set up in 1976 and is headquartered in Pearland, Texas.
Located in Ashland, Ohio, Ohio Tool Works is a leading manufacturer of custom honing equipment and coolant systems.
Taylor estimates there is a 60-to 70-percent increase in efficiency by automating the honing process.
Electrochemical Honing (ECH) is one of the most potential hybrid electrochemical-mechanical process, is based on the interaction of Electrochemical Machining (ECM) and mechanical honing.
This necessitates exploration of alternative gear finishing processes such as Electrochemical honing (ECH) which is a hybrid micro-finishing process combining electrochemical machining (ECM) and honing, having potential to overcome most of the limitations of both the process and at the same time offers most of the capabilities of individuals.
Besides, the solution is suitable for use with conventional vitrified honing abrasives and metal-bond superabrasives.
Another type of hone can get hung in the port area and break off honing material causing havoc when the engine is operated.
Makers of outdoor power equipment, motorcycles, ATVs, hydraulics, pneumatics, gears, and valves, to name just a few, are discovering automated honing in their search for ways to make parts with tolerances as tight as [+ or -] 0.
According to Young, many of these applications demand high process capability where honing provides critical advantages in control and consistency.
In sports, you work so hard in the off-season honing your skills and practicing just so that you can realize success in the regular season.
The training needed to prepare new Naval Aviators for the air combat environment, as well as honing the skills of strike fighter pilots in Navy carrier air wings, is handled largely by a cadre of pilots in two Naval Reserve squadrons.
Attorney and at the helm of the biggest city in America, making tough decisions and honing his managerial skills on a daily basis, helped make his impressive leadership in a time of crisis possible.