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verb American English pronunciation: study /ˈstʌdi/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theystudy
he/she/itstudies
present participlestudying
past tensestudied
past participlestudied
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to learn about a subject by going to class

    I wanted to study languages at college.

    study for:

    Janet's studying for a degree in history.

    study to be/become something:

    Michael was studying to be a lawyer.

    1. a.
      [transitive] to learn about a problem or a particular subject using scientific methods

      They will study the effect of technology on jobs.

    2. b.
      [intransitive] to do work such as reading and homework

      You need to study hard if you want to pass.

      She shouldn't spend all her time studying.

    See also  learn
  2. 2
    [transitive] to read or look at something very carefully

    I have studied various maps of the area.

This is the American English definition of study. View British English definition of study.