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swot1

[swot] /swɒt/
verb (used with object), swotted, swotting, noun
1.
swat1 .
Related forms
swotter, noun

swot2

[swot] /swɒt/
verb (used without object), swotted, swotting.
1.
to study or work hard.
noun
2.
a student who studies assiduously, especially to the exclusion of other activities or interests; grind.
3.
hard study or hard work; concentrated effort.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; dialectal variant of sweat
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Examples from the web for swot
  • Later centuries would have dubbed him a swot, which is to say studies with obvious tedium.
  • He was more adept at academic lessons, though not a swot.
  • Guess the playground bullies who tore into me for being a swot were right.
  • Don't forget to swot up the history of the particular province you're in.
  • Tony is a perennial swot, earnest and upwardly-mobile.
British Dictionary definitions for swot

swot1

/swɒt/
verb swots, swotting, swotted
1.
(often foll by up) to study (a subject) intensively, as for an examination; cram
noun
2.
Also called swotter (ˈswɒtə). a person who works or studies hard
3.
hard work or grind
Also called swat
Word Origin
C19: dialect variant of sweat (n)

swot2

/swɒt/
verb, noun swots, swotting, swotted
1.
a variant of swat1

SWOT

abbreviation
1.
strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats: an analysis of a product made before it is marketed
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