1 [swot]
verb (used with object), swotted, swotting, noun

swotter, noun
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2 [swot] British Slang.
verb (used without object), swotted, swotting.
to study or work hard.
a student who studies assiduously, especially to the exclusion of other activities or interests; grind.
hard study or hard work; concentrated effort.

1840–50; dialectal variant of sweat

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swot1 (swɒt)
vb , swots, swotting, swotted
1.  (often foll by up) to study (a subject) intensively, as for an examination; cram
2.  Also called: swotter a person who works or studies hard
3.  hard work or grind
[C19: dialect variant of sweat (n)]

swot2 (swɒt)
vb, —n , swots, swotting, swotted
a variant of swat

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

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Example sentences
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.
Tony is a perennial swot, earnest and upwardly-mobile.
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