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swot

play
noun \ˈswät\

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


First Known Use: 1850


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swot

intransitive verb

Definition of swot

swotted

swotting

British

  1. :  grind 4

Circa 1860

First Known Use of swot

circa 1860



SWOT Defined for English Language Learners

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swot

play
noun \ˈswät\

Definition of swot for English Language Learners

  • : a person who works or studies too much


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swot

intransitive verb

Definition of swot for English Language Learners

  • : to study very hard for an exam


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