Meaning of “by-heart” in the English Dictionary

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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)

"by heart" in American English

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by heart

exactly and from your memory:

She baked muffins from recipes she knew by heart.

(Definition of “by heart” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)