bone up

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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“Bone up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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