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English definition of “swot”

swot

verb [I]     /swɒt/ US  /swɑːt/ (-tt-) UK informal or child's word
to study hard, usually by reading about or learning something, especially before taking an examKnowing and learning
(Definition of swot verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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