swot

noun
\ ˈswät How to pronounce swot (audio) \

Definition of swot

 (Entry 1 of 2)

British

swot

verb
swotted; swotting

Definition of swot (Entry 2 of 2)

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Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of swot in a Sentence

Noun every time he begged off a night at the pub—saying he had to study—his mates teased him for being a swot
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Greenblatt might want to have a chinwag with some of his colleagues in the history department and swot up the biography of someone like Wisconsin’s Robert La Follette, a progressive populist politician perhaps more to his liking. Alex Beam, BostonGlobe.com, "Stephen Greenblatt’s ‘Tyrant’ joins this year’s crop of hate reads," 2 May 2018 Greenblatt might want to have a chinwag with some of his colleagues in the history department and swot up the biography of someone like Wisconsin’s Robert La Follette, a progressive populist politician perhaps more to his liking. Alex Beam, BostonGlobe.com, "Stephen Greenblatt’s ‘Tyrant’ joins this year’s crop of hate reads," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of swot

Noun

1850, in the meaning defined above

Verb

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for swot

Noun

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

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“Swot.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swot?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=s&file=swot0001. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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swot

noun
How to pronounce swot (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of swot

 (Entry 1 of 2)

British, informal + disapproving : a person who works or studies too much

swot

verb

English Language Learners Definition of swot (Entry 2 of 2)

British, informal : to study very hard for an exam

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