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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
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
1790-1800; orig. variant of squat
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  • He thought it "uncommonly hard" that he should have to spend the whole summer "swotting."

    This Freedom A. S. M. Hutchinson
British Dictionary definitions for swotting

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

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

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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Word Origin and History for swotting

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 swotting

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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Related Abbreviations for swotting

SWAT

1.
special weapons and tactics
2.
special weapons attack team
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