"boning" in the verb sense
1. cram, grind away, drum, bone up, swot, get up, mug up, swot up, bone
study intensively, as before an exam
"I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"
2. bone, debone
remove the bones from
"bone the turkey before roasting it"
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