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verb British English pronunciation: tone /təʊn/ 
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  1. 1

    tone

    or

    tone up

    [transitive] to make your body, muscles, or skin more firm and healthy

    She quickly and efficiently cleansed, toned, and moisturized her face.

    I'm taking an aerobics class to help tone my muscles.

  2. 2

    tone

    or

    tone in

    [intransitive] British if something tones with something else they look good together because their colours are similar
    tone with:

    The flowers toned perfectly with the Mexican rug.

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major on (doing) sth

to have or do a lot of something; to focus on a particular thing

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