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swot

noun \ ˈswät \
|Updated on: 18 May 2018

Definition of swot

British
: grind 2b

Examples of swot in a Sentence

  1. every time he begged off a night at the pub—saying he had to study—his mates teased him for being a swot

Origin and Etymology of swot

English dialect, sweat, from Middle English swot, from Old English swāt — more at sweat


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swot

verb

Definition of swot

swotted; swotting
British
: grind 4

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First Known Use of swot

circa 1860

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Definition of swot for English Language Learners

  • : a person who works or studies too much


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Definition of swot for English Language Learners

  • : to study very hard for an exam


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