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Meaning of “hit the books” in the English Dictionary

"hit the books" in British English

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hit the books

mainly US and Australian English informal to ​study: I can't go out ​tonight. I need to hit the ​books.
(Definition of hit the books from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hit the books" in American English

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hit the books

infml to ​begin to ​study in a ​serious and ​determined way: I have to hit the ​books this ​weekend — I have two ​exams next ​week.
(Definition of hit the books from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hit the books”
in Chinese (Simplified) 学习, 做功课…
in Chinese (Traditional) 學習, 做功課…
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