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learn sth by rote

usually disapproving
to learn something in order to be able to repeat it from memory, rather than in order to understand it: She learned the equations by rote.
Translations of “learn sth by rote”
in Chinese (Traditional) 死記硬背地學…
in Chinese (Simplified) 死记硬背地学…
(Definition of learn sth by rote from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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