Pronunciation Verb

swot (swots, present participle swotting; past and past participle swotted)

  1. (intransitive, slang, British) To study with effort or determination (object of study indicated by "up on").
    You should swot up on your French before travelling to Paris.
    Synonyms: cram
Translations Noun

swot (plural swots)

  1. (slang, British) One who swots.
    • 1991, Stephen Fry, The Liar, p. 23:
      He liked Tom all right... Sampson and Bullock he could do without, however. Especially Sampson, who was too much of a grammar-school-type swot ever to be quite the thing.
  2. (slang, British) Work.
  3. (slang, British) Vigorous study at an educational institution.
  • French: (colloquial) bûcheur, bosseur, bachoteur
  • German: Büffler
  • Russian: зубри́ла
  • Spanish: empollón, empollona (Spain), chapón, chapona (Spain), mateo (Chile)
  • French: boulot, (slang) tapin
  • Russian: вка́лывание

swot (uncountable)

  1. (business) Acronym of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats
    Could you do a SWOT analysis of the business proposal I sent you?

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