- (BrE) [colloq & pej], matado, -da (m,f) or (Col) pilo, -la (m,f) or (Chi) mateo, -tea (m,f) or (Per) chancón, -cona (m,f) or (RPl) traga (mf) or (Esp) empollón, -llona (m,f) [fam & pey]More example sentences
- That speech confirms what many people feel and fear about politicians: that they were the most despised classmates at school - the swot, the precocious prat, the political trainspotter.
- The unloved school swots of the 20th century have blossomed into the alpha group of the 21st.
- Even in Shakespeare's day, school was for girlie swots rather than naughty boys.
- (BrE) [colloquial/familiar], estudiar como loco [familiar/colloquial], empollar (Esp) [familiar/colloquial], matearse (Chi) [familiar/colloquial], chancar* (Per) [argot/slang], tragar* (RPl) [familiar/colloquial]More example sentences
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- Just last week the wonderfully named teenager Seb Clover sailed solo across the Atlantic at a time when most of his peers are swotting for exams.
- Serves me right for reading the Economist when I should have been swotting for my year 2 exams.
- I suppose I should be swotting madly to be prepared for the big meeting with the supervisor tomorrow, however.
- The new site offers visitors not just information on the school, but a chance to swot up on subjects as well.
- Hobbs, who left school at 16 without a qualification to his name, defied his detractors by swotting up on what makes a successful health club.
- She likes Charles Dickens' novels - Nicholas Nickleby is her favourite - and after choosing her specialist subject she then had a fortnight to swot up on the writer.