Definition of 'hone'
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Its firefighters have received pet resuscitation training and a dog mannequin is used to hone their skills. The Sun (2016)It calls for physical skills as finely honed as those that produce the perfect golf swing or the silky cover drive. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The cricketers said that they needed more equipment such as nets with which to hone their skills before taking on other teams next year. Times, Sunday Times (2017)No stone is left unturned when it comes to honing the body and mind. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There is a danger of honing a technique that becomes adapted for facing machines rather human beings. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Use your finely honed intuition to lead you and stay focused. The Sun (2015) Time to hone your skills as an energy manager. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But what will her intervention mean for both the unionist cause and her carefully honed image? Times, Sunday Times (2014)But it has been polished and honed. The Sun (2011)You can always book another class to hone your skills. The Sun (2013)The extreme innovation of his twenties and thirties has given way to something more finely honed. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The committee has given itself extra time to hone its findings. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Our generation honed their skills in county cricket. Times, Sunday Times (2011)All you can do is hone your technique and hope it holds up under pressure. The Sun (2010)Your intuition and psychic antenna is finely honed and you will instinctively know what looks or feels right. The Sun (2015)Your major investment will be the time and effort you put into learning your product and honing your skills. The Guide to Greatness in Sales (1994)Yes, her meticulously honed body did look stunning. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We try them out in front of an audience, we hone and polish them. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We mix up cardio, stretches and body weights to hone and tone her body. The Sun (2013)The favourite has not had the time to hone his message - as has sometimes been obvious. Times, Sunday Times (2007)As a result of the ban, he honed his soccer skills. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His temper and his language have not improved but his body has been honed and toned in a gym to a lethal hardness. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In short, their skills are perfectly honed for tearing small furry animals apart in the dead of night or attending satanic rituals. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It requires actors to think in long paragraphs, to take deep breaths and to support a thought right through to its perfectly honed climax. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But, emotionally, his will was a specific and carefully honed final message to us. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Track and field, with bodies perfectly honed for various tasks, is beautiful. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'hone'
British English: hone VERB
If you hone something, for example a skill, technique, idea, or product, you carefully develop it over a long period of time so that it is exactly right for your purpose.
Leading companies spend time and money on honing the skills of senior managers.
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