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swot1

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

swot2

[swot] /swɒt/ British Slang.
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 of swot2
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; dialectal variant of sweat

swat1

or swot

[swot] /swɒt/
verb (used with object), swatted, swatting.
1.
to hit; slap; smack.
2.
Baseball. to hit (a ball) powerfully, usually for a long distance.
noun
3.
a smart blow; slap; smack.
4.
Baseball. a powerfully hit ball.
Origin
First recorded in 1790-1800; orig. variant of squat
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Examples from the Web for swot
Historical Examples
  • Well, we all go to the same college, and we all promise to swot hard.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • I'll swot up my Latin like anything next term, so as to read about you.'

    The Magic City Edith Nesbit
  • However, as I never do much else I'm able to swot the French all right.

    The Lonely Unicorn Alec Waugh
  • I told 'em to keep my fire in—I'm going to swot like blazes to-night.

  • If swot were a little older, I should not have had to trouble you.

    Wanted--A Match Maker Paul Leicester Ford
  • "They are only going to help you, swot," the girl assured him, as she took his hand.

    Wanted--A Match Maker Paul Leicester Ford
  • "swot told me that you wished to see me, Miss Durant," he said.

    Wanted--A Match Maker Paul Leicester Ford
  • Haven't you noticed that he doesn't come here any longer, swot?

    Wanted--A Match Maker Paul Leicester Ford
  • "I don't know what is the matter with me, swot," she added, blushing.

    Wanted--A Match Maker Paul Leicester Ford
  • "I've brought you some more goodies, swot, and I found the story," she announced triumphantly.

    Wanted--A Match Maker Paul Leicester Ford
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

Swat

/swɒt/
noun
1.
a former princely state of NW India: passed to Pakistan in 1947
2.
a river in Pakistan, rising in the north and flowing south to the Kabul River north of Peshawar. Length: about 640 km (400 miles)

SWAT

/swɒt/
noun acronym
1.
Special Weapons and Tactics: a military-like unit within the US police force, trained to deal with specially dangerous situations, such as hostage-taking and riots

swat1

/swɒt/
verb (transitive) swats, swatting, swatted
1.
to strike or hit sharply: to swat a fly
noun
2.
another word (esp Brit) for swatter (sense 1)
3.
a sharp or violent blow
Also called swot
Word Origin
C17: northern English dialect and US variant of squat

swat2

/swɒt/
verb, noun swats, swatting, swatted
1.
a variant of swot1
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Word Origin and History for swot

swat

v.

1796, American English and northern England dialect word, possibly an alteration of Middle English swap "to strike, smite" (see swap), ultimately of imitative origin. Related: Swatted; swatting. The noun is recorded from 1800.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for swot

swat

verb

To strike; hit: He spoke up and got swatted for it (1796+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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