Meaning of “hit the books” in the English Dictionary

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"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)

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