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verb home pronunciation in British English /həʊm/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlehoming
past tensehomed
past participlehomed

phrasal verb

home in on

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyhome in on
he/she/ithomes in on
present participlehoming in on
past tensehomed in on
past participlehomed in on
  1. 1
    home in on something to aim at something and move quickly and directly to it

    A large insect was homing in on his neck.

  2. 2
    home in on something to go straight to the most important part of a situation or the part of a situation that you are most interested in

    Sometimes they homed in on the right solution with incredible speed.



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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