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"by-heart" in British English

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by-heartverb [T]

uk   /ˌbaɪˈhɑːt/  us   /ˌbaɪˈhɑːrt/ Indian English
to ​learn something in such a way that you can say it from ​memory

by heart

(UK also off by heart)
B2 learned in such a way that you can ​repeat it from ​memory: My ​father can still ​recite the ​poems he ​learned by heart at ​school.
(Definition of by-heart from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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by heart

exactly and from ​yourmemory: She ​bakedmuffins from ​recipes she ​knew by ​heart.
(Definition of by heart from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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