Definition of swot verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

swot

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//swɒt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//swɑːt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they swot
BrE BrE//swɒt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//swɑːt//
 
he / she / it swots
BrE BrE//swɒts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//swɑːts//
 
past simple swotted
BrE BrE//ˈswɒtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈswɑːtɪd//
 
past participle swotted
BrE BrE//ˈswɒtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈswɑːtɪd//
 
-ing form swotting
BrE BrE//ˈswɒtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈswɑːtɪŋ//
 
Exams and assessment
 
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(swotting, swotted) [intransitive] swot (for something) (British English, informal) to study very hard, especially in order to prepare for an exam See related entries: Exams and assessment Word Origin mid 19th cent.: dialect variant of sweat. Phrasal Verbsswot somethingup