crack\ a\ book

v. phr. slang
To open a book in order to study. - Usually used with a negative.

John did not crack a book until the night before the exam.

Many students think they can pass without cracking a book.


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  • crack a book — {v. phr.}, {slang} To open a book in order to study. Usually used with a negative. * /John did not crack a book until the night before the exam./ * /Many students think they can pass without cracking a book./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • crack a book — {v. phr.}, {slang} To open a book in order to study. Usually used with a negative. * /John did not crack a book until the night before the exam./ * /Many students think they can pass without cracking a book./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • crack a book — tv. to open a book to study. (Usually in the negative.) □ I never cracked a book and still passed the course. □ Sally didn’t crack a book all semester …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • crack a book — American, informal to open a book in order to study. I haven t seen her crack a book and the French test is tomorrow. (usually negative) …   New idioms dictionary

  • crack a book — verb To open up ones books, especially in order to study. You had better crack the books if you want to have any chance of graduating this year …   Wiktionary

  • crack a book — study, read a textbook    Sean passed that exam without cracking a book …   English idioms

  • crack a book — informal open a book and read it; study …   Useful english dictionary

  • crack a book — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. scrutinize, peruse, scan; see examine 1 , read 1 , study 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • crack a book — v. study; open a textbook to study …   English slang

  • crack — crack1 [krak] vi. [ME craken < OE cracian, to resound, akin to Ger krachen < IE base * ger : see CROW1] 1. to make a sudden, sharp noise, as of something breaking 2. to break or split, usually without complete separation of parts 3. a) to… …   English World dictionary


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