Definition of zero in in English:

zero in

phrasal verb

  • 1Take aim with a gun or missile:

    ‘jet fighters zeroed in on the rebels' positions’
    • ‘Whatever may be the movement of the target in the sea, the missile will zero in on it.’
    focus on, focus attention on, centre on, concentrate on, home in on, fix on, pinpoint, give prominence to, highlight, spotlight, underline, emphasize
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    1. 1.1 Focus one's attention:
      ‘they zeroed in on the clues he dropped about himself’
      • ‘Having decided to do something extra special, they zeroed in on a Measles Vaccination Programme in India.’
      • ‘Inadvertently, I turn my attention to the dance floor again, my eyes zeroing in on someone in a certain blue dress.’
      • ‘He zeroed in on the critical assumption of full or perfect information.’
      • ‘It zeroed in on these youngsters in each districts, trained them and affiliated them to the Kudumbasree mission.’
      • ‘He's zeroed in on the recent scholarly attention Ben Franklin has been enjoying and yoked that with the equally topical subject of academic plagiarism.’
      • ‘To gain wisdom from life experiences, youngsters ought to receive training on zeroing in on their inherent talents.’
      • ‘He then zeroed in on Monsanto's plans to plant up to 500,000 acres of transgenic soybeans in Venezuela.’
      • ‘The BA zeroed in on the mayor on the potholes that fill the roads.’
      • ‘A senior Kuwaiti diplomat told this corespondent this evening that the negotiations had now zeroed in on money.’
      • ‘When Doris Duke zeroed in on him, he became front-page news.’
      focus on, focus attention on, centre on, concentrate on, home in on, fix on, pinpoint, give prominence to, highlight, spotlight, underline, emphasize
      zoom in on
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