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  • v  improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
  • v  adjust finely
    fine-tune the engine
  • v  make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring

  • Every day, every hour now counts, as Bush and Kerry fine-tune their strategies for the finish line.
  • It became accepted wisdom that government could "fine-tune" the economy, pushing the twin accelerators of fiscal and monetary policy in order to avoid slowdowns, and applying the .
  • Keyword searches are tough to fine-tune: Search for "Hole" and you get Courtney Love's band as well as the Butthole Surfers -- an embarrassment of riches you may not want.
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  • 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 ...
    June 12, 2013 - The Mckeesport Daily News
  • 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.
    June 7, 2013 - New York Times

  • Adam Scott in Reading Eagle
    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."
  • Barack Obama in Reuters Canada
    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.
  • Tim Finchem in USA Today
    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...

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