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focus
used in Hunger Games Book #2 (Catching Fire)

3 meanings, 11 uses
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1  —7 uses as in:
Turn your focus to question #2.
Definition
verb: to concentrate, look at, or pay attention to

noun: the act of concentration, or the ability to concentrate

(to concentrate is to direct attention or effort towards a single thing)
  • I try to make out what he's saying, but I can't focus, so I just stare at his face, doing my best to hang on to my sanity.
    Chapter 24 (32% in)
focus = concentrate
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I must focus on the Victory Tour.
    Chapter 4 (9% in)
  • focus = concentrate
  • Adrenaline courses through me, wiping all the concerns of the day from my mind as I focus on the immediate threat before me.
    Chapter 11 (1% in)
  • focus = concentrate
  • I'm having trouble focusing, and liquor keeps sloshing out of my bottle and down the back of Gale's jacket, but he doesn't seem to care.
    Chapter 13 (40% in)
  • focusing = concentrating on the matter at hand
  • There's little time to focus on anyone.
    Chapter 14 (61% in)
  • focus = concentrate
  • His eyes open, focus on us, and register awareness that he's being helped.
    Chapter 21 (63% in)
  • focus = look
  • Her eyes are focused on the jungle.
    Chapter 22 (91% in)
focused = looked
There are no more uses of "focus" flagged with this meaning in Hunger Games Book #2 (Catching Fire).

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2  —3 uses as in:
bring into focus; or out of focus
Definition
a state where something has come into view or can be seen clearly

(Typically this is said of the appearance of an image or picture, but it can also be said of something that get's attention, or of an understanding that become clear.)
  • Where are you?! I demand an answer from myself and slowly the world comes into focus.
    Chapter 19 (7% in)
focus = view (a state where something can be seen clearly)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • My vision blurs in and out of focus as I strain to make the two moons floating up in the sky into one.
    Chapter 26 (27% in)
  • I push myself to a sitting position and hold on to the padded table until the room settles into focus.
    Chapter 27 (24% in)
focus = view (a state where something can be seen clearly)
There are no more uses of "focus" flagged with this meaning in Hunger Games Book #2 (Catching Fire).

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3  —1 use as in:
The camera focuses automatically
Definition
to adjust a lens to make an image clear
  • It's taking all of Haymitch's resources to focus his eyes on the bottles, so I speak up.
    Chapter 13 (62% in)
focus = adjust (to see clearly)
There are no more uses of "focus" flagged with this meaning in Hunger Games Book #2 (Catching Fire).

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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