fine-tune fine-tune


  1. (v) improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
  2. (v) adjust finely
  3. (v) make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring



  1. Every day, every hour now counts, as Bush and Kerry fine-tune their strategies for the finish line.
  2. You can fine-tune the playlist by using the thumbs-up and thumbs-down buttons.
  3. That information can help a teacher fine-tune instruction or interactions to be more effective.


  1. Council fine-tunes Jefferson Hills public works complex designs

    By Patrick Cloonan, McKeesport Daily News Jefferson Hills council took several actions on Monday to fine-tune plans for the borough’s new public works complex and salt storage facility. Council voted 5-0 ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News

  2. Del Bosque to Test Spain's Evolution in Brazil

    Vicente del Bosque must fine-tune Spain's well-oiled winning machine to keep them fresh to defend their world title next year but without losing out on the one trophy that eludes them - the Confederations Cup.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. "This was not a good time for me to sit at home and wait a couple of weeks before coming back," Scott said. "I didn't need to fine-tune anything. I just needed to get out here. ...... Obviously, it worked well."
    on Apr 23, 2008 By: Adam Scott Source: Reading Eagle

  2. "There's no doubt that a campaign has to continually fine-tune itself," Obama told reporters in Indiana, one of two crucial battlegrounds in the next round of contests on May 6.
    on Apr 24, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Reuters Canada

  3. "I've had some preliminary conversations with our board and I have to believe that we will work with Tiger and the foundation to fine-tune it," Finchem said at a press conference Wednesday. "But my guess is that at the end of the day, the...
    on Mar 8, 2007 By: Tim Finchem Source: USA Today

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