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as in:  The camera focuses automatically

I have to give the camera a little while to focus before I shoot the picture.
  to adjust a lens to make an image clear
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focus focuses focused focusing focusses focussed focussing
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  • I have to give the camera a little while to focus before I shoot the picture.
  • Focus [the camera] on the trees behind the lake.
  • To rest your eyes while reading, look up and focus on something in the distance.
  • The telescope is focused on the moon. Would you like to look?

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  • Ender had trouble focusing on Colonel Graff. The man looked far away and very small, as if Ender could pick him up with tweezers and drop him in a pocket.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Harry’s eyes narrowed as he focused on the spiders.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • It took a second for his eyes to focus on the moving object on the other side, to look past the grime and dust and see what Newt wanted him to see.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • His eyes finally focused through the initial blindness of fear, and he realized it was Minho, with one of Alby’s arms draped across his shoulders, practically dragging the boy along behind him.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • He focused on the Snitch clutched in his good hand.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • The red light of its eye was like a little sun, too bright to look at directly. Thomas squinted and tried to focus on the beetle’s body.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner

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  • His eyes slid back into normal position, focused on Thomas, clinging to life.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
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