Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “home in on sth/sb”

See all translations

home in on sth/sb

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with home   /həʊm/ us    /hoʊm/
to aim for: The missile homed in on the ship. to find and give a lot of attention to something or someone: The report homed in on the weaknesses in the management structure.
(Definition of home in on sth/sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of home in on sth/sb?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “home in on sth/sb” in other dictionaries

SMART Thesaurus: Aiming and aim

“home in on sth/sb”: synonyms and related words:

You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics:

Word of the Day

baby

a very young child, especially one that has not yet begun to walk or talk

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More