apply oneself

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apply oneself ‎(third-person singular simple present applies oneself, present participle applying oneself, simple past and past participle applied oneself)

  1. (idiomatic) To put forth a concerted effort; to try; to focus.
    His parents wished he'd applied himself better while he was in school.
    The teacher wished that the student would apply herself on homework.

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