hit the books

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v hit the books learn by reading books; I must hit the books now" "He is studying geology in his room","I have an exam next week"
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Quotations

  • Spike Lee
    Spike Lee
    “You've really got to start hitting the books because it's no joke out here.”

Idioms

Hit the books - If you hit the books, you study or read hard.
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Usage

In literature:

He hit on the idea of binding it into the cover of a book.
"The Haunted Bookshop" by Christopher Morley
If I could hit on jest the right words and string 'em together proper on paper I could make a great book.
"Anne's House of Dreams" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The book was making a hit, that was evident.
"Martin Eden" by Jack London
The fearful financial panic hit the book heavily, for we published it in the midst of it.
"The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 2, 1867-1875" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The fearful financial panic hit the book heavily, for we published it in the midst of it.
"The Letters Of Mark Twain, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
A man does not know how hard he hits, when he knocks a boy over the ears with a book.
"Dynevor Terrace (Vol. II)" by Charlotte M. Yonge
He took it up with an exclamation of delight, and a quiet critical remark that exactly hit the value and scope of the book.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
He keeps hitting the books with a little switch, and screamin' out as if the house was afire.
"Captain Horace" by Sophie May
So, ye and me agreed to-night we'd go to the Book and go by the Book, hit or miss.
"Holiday Tales" by W. H. H. Murray
Hit or miss, he would purchase the book.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
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In news:

It's almost time for thousands of children throughout the Rio Grande Valley to hit the books again.
Thousands of college student s will hit the books for another semester at the University of Kentucky this week.
Coming Home From War to Hit the Books.
Sarah McCoy hits cyberspace to promote her book 'The Baker's Daughter.
Dakota Fanning is about to go from hitting up Hollywood's red-carpet premieres to hitting the books.
As unearthed by Dr Saturday, Manziel is presumably dating Sarah Savage, a Texas A&M undergrad who, when not hitting the books, does a little modeling.
Activision has booked some heavy-hitting talent for the the ninth edition of the "Call of Duty" franchise, "Black Ops 2," which it's kept closely under wraps.
We caught up with Horowitz, whose book Freelancers Bible just hit the shelves, for an update on Freelancers Union and some analysis of the independent worker's role in today's economy.
The book that inspired this column, "Dear Teen Me," hits shelves Tuesday.
Harry Potter Hits the E-Book Market.
Rick writes political thrillers and his third book is the one that hit the jackpot.
Instead of taking ice, Sabres hit the books.
But back to being a great baseball player, he hit a career homer today that puts him in the record books.
Whenever a jackpot hits record highs, like the Mega Millions lottery did last week, the book climbs to the top of the Amazon charts and I do non stop media appearances.
As unearthed by Dr Saturday, Manziel is presumably dating Sarah Savage, a Texas A&M undergrad who, when not hitting the books, does a little modeling .
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In science:

When one (or more) of the four hit processing units detects a “large” hit, the unit books one of the central latency counters (in green).
Prototype ATLAS IBL Modules using the FE-I4A Front-End Readout Chip
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