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 v.  sharpen; perfect or make more intense or effective
Classic Sentence:
1  This spade is sharp as hone can make it; the spademan's feet are shoeless; the thing he stands on will sometimes irresistibly slide away from him, like a sledge.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 94. A Squeeze of the Hand.
2  This weapon is always kept as sharp as possible; and when being used is occasionally honed, just like a razor.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 66. The Shark Massacre.
Example Sentence:
1  Many people have little actual experience in real estate, or real estate investing, and the best tool they can hone is the ability to research real estate properties.
2  His body was honed to perfection.
3  She honed her debating skills at college.
4  His father run various restaurants in which Nick has taken an active interest, honing his skills as a barista , waiter and chef.
5  Brazil is deadly serious about developing young footballers in a factory-like environment, shattering the romantic image of bare-footed youngsters honing their skills on ramshackle streets and sandy beaches.
6  He was honing his razor although it's very sharp.