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English definition of “(off) by heart”

(off) by heart

B2 learned in such a way that you can say it from memory: My father can still recite the poems he learned off by heart at school.
(Definition of (off) by heart from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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