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Phrasal Verbs

zero in on

This page is about the phrasal verb zero in on

Meaning

If you zero in on something, you focus on it or put your attention on it.

Synonym

focus on

For example

  • zero in on sb The police tracked many suspects in the drug gang before they zeroed in on the gang's leader and arrested her.

  • zero in on sth Before the missile was fired, it's built-in computer zeroed in on the target.

Quick Quiz

The tax department's criminal investigation unit zeroed in on three companies that had

a. paid all their taxes

b. bribed tax officials

c. never avoided tax

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