mug up

verb
mugged up; mugging up; mugs up

Definition of mug up

intransitive verb

British
: to study intensively (as for an examination)

transitive verb

: to work up by study

Examples of mug up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the best flavor experience make sure to fill your mug up to the brim, covering all the tiny holes. Nishka Dhawan, USA TODAY, 30 Apr. 2021 Anyone who has ever worked in a cannery knows that 'mug up' is a colloquial term for coffee break. Laine Welch, Anchorage Daily News, 29 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of mug up

circa 1860, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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“Mug up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mug%20up. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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