learn by heart

learn (something) by heart

To learn something very thoroughly; to memorize something. Ask Becky to recite the poem—she learned it by heart. You don't have to learn these principles by heart, we just want you to have a basic understanding of them.
See also: by, heart, learn

learn something by heart

Fig. to learn something so well that it can be written or recited without thinking; to memorize something. The director told me to learn my speech by heart. I had to go over it many times before I learned it by heart.
See also: by, heart, learn

learn by heart

Also, learn by rote. See under by heart.
See also: by, heart, learn
References in classic literature ?
At first, being little accustomed to learn by heart, the lessons appeared to me both long and difficult; the frequent change from task to task, too, bewildered me; and I was glad when, about three o'clock in the afternoon, Miss Smith put into my hands a border of muslin two yards long, together with needle, thimble, &c.
But the Doctor, after hearing their story, doesn't make much of it, and only gives them thirty lines of Homer to learn by heart, and a lecture on the likelihood of such exploits ending in broken bones.
All this will show you how much Mowgli had to learn by heart, and he grew very tired of saying the same thing over a hundred times.
Kennedy presented the school a copy of her book, 'Poems to Learn by Heart.
De Sousa brought the Iffraaj colt through to score by a comfortable three and a half lengths from Learn By Heart (4-1).
Read Caroline Kennedy's Poems to Learn by Heart with your kids.
The Queen's LEARN BY HEART can initiate a royal TV double in the Listed Denford Stakes (1.
William Haggas can move a step closer to his knighthood when the Queen's LEARN BY HEART (1.
The book uses rhyming couplets to tell the story and many of the lines will quickly get stuck in your head, and this could easily be something for children to learn by heart.
Sulaiman Al-Askari, head of the center, said the aim of modern education is to help people be able to think freely and innovate not to learn by heart.
Participants in the first category, be they Emiratis or residents, need to memorise the Holy Quran in full (30 parts) whereas applicants for the second and third branches have to learn by heart 20 and ten parts in turn," Bu Melha said.
This autumn term is the last chance for schools to take part in the charity's free Learn by Heart presentation.
The poem I first think of, from childhood, was the one we were forced to learn by heart, Blake's 'Tiger, tiger, burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
There were well known definitions which we had to learn by heart and two of them have remained in my memory for nearly 60 years and are closely related to the assault on retired officer Len Jones.
Ngayon kapag may scenes ako mga 12 lang, pero 'pag nag-lead ako tingin ko hindi ko pa kaya to learn by heart 'yung mga lines and for sure kapag lead ka may mga drama scenes and hindi pa ako ready.