Meaning of “hit the deck” in the English Dictionary

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"hit the deck" in British English

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hit the deck

informal

to lie down quickly and suddenly so that you are hidden from view or protected from something dangerous

(Definition of “hit the deck” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hit the deck" in American English

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hit the deck

to lie down suddenly so that you are hidden or sheltered from something dangerous:

When we heard an explosion, everybody hit the deck.

(Definition of “hit the deck” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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