swot ( swots plural & 3rd person present, 3rd person present) ( swotting present participle) ( swotted past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you swot, you study very hard, especially when you are preparing for an examination.
INFORMAL They swotted for their A levels. V for n
2 n-count If you call someone a swot, you disapprove of the fact that they study extremely hard and are not interested in other things.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
vb apply oneself to, bone up on (informal) burn the midnight oil, cram (informal) get up (informal) lucubrate (rare) mug up (Brit. slang) pore over, revise, study, toil over, work
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