swot

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From a dialectal English word, from Middle English swot, swat, from Old English swāt(perspiration; sweat), from Proto-Germanic swaitą(sweat). More at sweat.

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swot (third-person singular simple present swots, present participle swotting, simple past and past participle swotted)

  1. (intransitive, slang, Britain) To study with effort or determination.
  2. (transitive, slang, Britain, with up) To study something with effort or determination (swot up on).
    You should swot up on your French before travelling to Paris.

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swot (plural swots)

  1. (slang, Britain) One who swots.
  2. (slang, Britain) Work.
  3. (slang, Britain) Vigorous study at an educational institution.

(Can we add an example for this sense?)

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