Meaning of “mug (sth) up” in the English Dictionary

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"mug (sth) up" in British English

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mug (sth) up

UK informal
phrasal verb with mug uk /mʌɡ/ us /mʌɡ/ verb [ T ] -gg-

to study a subject quickly before taking an exam:

I need to mug up (on) my history before tomorrow's exam.

(Definition of “mug (sth) up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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