nerd out

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nerd out (third-person singular simple present nerds out, present participle nerding out, simple past and past participle nerded out)

  1. (slang) To study intensely, swot
    • 2012 January 10, Knight, Michael Muhammad, William S. Burroughs vs. The Qur'an[1], Berkeley: Soft Skull Press, →ISBN, OL 25416468M:
      There appears to be something essential about that. I search my memory for every reference to decapitation found in a lifetime of nerding out at the library
  2. (slang) To do nerdy things; to geek out.
    • 2009 August 25, Dave Itzkoff, “Successful Comic and Rodent Tries Unfamiliar Role: Sports Fan”, in New York Times[2]:
      Even when he’s nerding out, he’s nerding out to the 10th power.

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