swot up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] British informal
present tense
I/you/we/theyswot up
he/she/itswots up
present participleswotting up
past tenseswotted up
past participleswotted up
  1. to study something very hard, especially for an examination

    I’ve got to swot up the French Revolution for tomorrow’s test.

    I swotted up on my Spanish before the holiday.

See also main entry: swot