bone up

verb
boned up; boning up; bones up

Definition of bone up

intransitive verb

1 : to try to master necessary information quickly : cram bone up for the exam
2 : to renew one's skill or refresh one's memory boned up on the speech just before giving it

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Examples of bone up in a Sentence

I suggest you bone up a bit on torts before the next attempt at the bar exam.

First Known Use of bone up

1873, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bone up was in 1873

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“Bone up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bone%20up. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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