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bone up

informal
phrasal verb with bone uk   /bəʊn/ us   /boʊn/ verb
to learn as much as you can about something for a special reason: She boned up on economics before applying for the job.
(Definition of bone up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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bone up

/ˈboʊnˈʌp/ infml
phrasal verb with bone us   /boʊn/ verb [T]
to study a subject as much as you can in a short period of time: She boned up on her Spanish before going to Mexico.
(Definition of bone up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bone up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 苦学,专心致志地学…
in Chinese (Traditional) 苦學,專心致志地學…
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