Limit and cut off

hone
(v)
Meaning

1. sharpen

1st Sample Sentence

1. I need to hone the blades of these clippers: they aren't cutting anymore.

2nd Meaning

2. (figuratively) sharpen; refine

2nd Sample Sentence

2. I enjoy arguments because I see them as an opportunity to hone my skills as an intellectual warrior.

Synonyms

augment, bolster, buttress, enhance, hone

Antonyms

vitiate

Mnemonics

Hone sounds like cone, and both horn and cone are sharp.

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