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English definition of “home in on sth/sb”

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.Aiming and aimHandguns and rifles to find and give a lot of attention to something or someone: The report homed in on the weaknesses in the management structure.Paying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilant
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