crack a book


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crack a book

Open a book. A set phrase that is often used in the negative. I really need to study for that test on Monday because I haven't cracked a book all weekend.
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crack a book

Fig. to open a book to study. (Usually used with a negative.) I never cracked a book and still passed the course. Sally didn't crack a book all semester.
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crack a book

Open a book to study or read, as in He passed the exam without cracking a book. This expression employs the verb to crack in the sense of "to open," a slang usage that dates from the early 1700s. [Colloquial; c. 1930]
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crack a book

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crack open a book

AMERICAN
If you crack a book or crack open a book, you open it in order to read it. He had never cracked a single book on criminal law, and yet he had to defend them in a court. Just crack open a book and try to relax.
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crack a book

open a book and read it; study. North American informal
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crack a book

tv. to open a book to study. (Usually in the negative.) I never cracked a book and still passed the course.
See also: book, crack