swot

1
[ swot ]
/ swɒt /

verb (used with object), swot·ted, swot·ting, noun

OTHER WORDS FROM swot

swot·ter, noun

Definition for swotting (2 of 3)

swot2
[ swot ]
/ swɒt /
British Slang.

verb (used without object), swot·ted, swot·ting.

to study or work hard.

noun

a student who studies assiduously, especially to the exclusion of other activities or interests; grind.
hard study or hard work; concentrated effort.

Origin of swot

2
First recorded in 1840–50; dialectal variant of sweat

Definition for swotting (3 of 3)

swat1

or swot

[ swot ]
/ swɒt /

verb (used with object), swat·ted, swat·ting.

to hit; slap; smack.
Baseball. to hit (a ball) powerfully, usually for a long distance.

noun

a smart blow; slap; smack.
Baseball. a powerfully hit ball.

Origin of swat

1
First recorded in 1790–1800; orig. variant of squat
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British Dictionary definitions for swotting (1 of 7)

Swat
/ (swɒt) /

noun

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)

British Dictionary definitions for swotting (2 of 7)

SWAT
/ (swɒt) /

n acronym for

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

British Dictionary definitions for swotting (3 of 7)

SWOT

abbreviation for

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

British Dictionary definitions for swotting (4 of 7)

swat1
/ (swɒt) /

verb swats, swatting or swatted (tr)

to strike or hit sharplyto swat a fly

noun

another word (esp Brit) for swatter (def. 1)
a sharp or violent blow
Also called: swot

Word Origin for swat

C17: northern English dialect and US variant of squat

British Dictionary definitions for swotting (5 of 7)

swat2
/ (swɒt) /

verb, noun swats, swatting or swatted

a variant of swot 1

British Dictionary definitions for swotting (6 of 7)

swot1
/ (swɒt) British informal /

verb swots, swotting or swotted

(often foll by up) to study (a subject) intensively, as for an examination; cram

noun

Also called: swotter (ˈswɒtə) a person who works or studies hard
hard work or grind
Also called: swat

Word Origin for swot

C19: dialect variant of sweat (n)

British Dictionary definitions for swotting (7 of 7)

swot2
/ (swɒt) /

verb, noun swots, swotting or swotted

a variant of swat 1
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