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swot up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishswot up phrasal verbBritish EnglishSTUDY to learn as much as you can about a subject, especially in order to prepare for an examination on It’s worth swotting up on all the different types of computer before you buy one.swot something ↔ up I spent all last night swotting up German verbs. swot→ See Verb table
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swot onSelect one topical current affairs issue each week and swot up on it from newspapers and magazines.Teachers spend their breaks preparing lesson plans, and their evenings swotting up on jargon.This in turn means swotting up on the subject, going on fact-finding missions and meeting politicians and organisers.
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Verb table
swot
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyswot
he, she, itswots
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyswotted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave swotted
he, she, ithas swotted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad swotted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill swot
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have swotted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam swotting
he, she, itis swotting
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you, we, theyare swotting
Past
I, he, she, itwas swotting
you, we, theywere swotting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been swotting
he, she, ithas been swotting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been swotting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be swotting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been swotting
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