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Meaning of “hit the deck” in the English Dictionary

"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)
Translations of “hit the deck”
in Chinese (Simplified) 快速卧倒…
in Chinese (Traditional) 快速臥倒…
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