hone

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Principal Translations
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hone [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (refine: skills)pulir vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
  perfeccionar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
 Jane worked as an intern to continue to hone her skills before she applied for graduate school.
 Jane trabajó como aprendiz para seguir puliendo sus habilidades antes de apuntarse a la universidad.
hone [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (sharpen: a blade)afilar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
 The butcher honed his knife while he talked to a customer.
 El carnicero afiló su cuchillo mientras hablaba con un cliente.
 
Additional Translations
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hone nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (whetstone)piedra para afilar loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
 My grandfather still sharpens his razors on his old hone.
 Mi abuelo todavía afila sus navajas con su vieja piedra para afilar.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2019:

Compound Forms:
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hone in vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." US, incorrect but common (locate, target)centrar el objetivo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
Note: The correct form is "home in".
hone in on [sth/sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] US, incorrect but common (go towards: a target, etc.)apuntar a vi + prep
  ir derecho a loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
  concentrarse en v prnl + prep
Note: The correct form is "home in on".
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Collocations: use a hone to sharpen the [blade, knife, tool], sharpen the [blade] with a hone, dress the hone (before sharpening), more...

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