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  ( 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.  
INFORMAL, disapproval  
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      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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stow, swop, SW, swat

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