- 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.
Origin of swot2
- to hit; slap; smack.
- Baseball. to hit (a ball) powerfully, usually for a long distance.
- a smart blow; slap; smack.
- Baseball. a powerfully hit ball.
Origin of swat1
Examples from the Web for swotting
Historical Examples of swotting
He thought it "uncommonly hard" that he should have to spend the whole summer "swotting."This Freedom
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- a former princely state of NW India: passed to Pakistan in 1947
- a river in Pakistan, rising in the north and flowing south to the Kabul River north of Peshawar. Length: about 640 km (400 miles)
- 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
- strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats: an analysis of a product made before it is marketed
- to strike or hit sharplyto swat a fly
- another word (esp Brit) for swatter (def. 1)
- a sharp or violent blow
Word Origin for swat
- a variant of swot 1
- (often foll by up) to study (a subject) intensively, as for an examination; cram
- Also called: swotter (ˈswɒtə) a person who works or studies hard
- hard work or grind
Word Origin for swot
- a variant of swat 1
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.