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swot up (sth)

verb [I] uk phrasal verb with swot   /swɒt/ us    /swɑːt/ (-tt-) UK informal or child's word
to learn as much as you can about a subject, especially before an exam: She's at home, swotting up on her maths.
Translations of “swot up (sth)”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指在考試前)刻苦學習,用功學習…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指在考试前)刻苦学习,用功学习…
(Definition of swot up (sth) from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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