mug up


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mug up

vb
(Education) (adverb) slang Brit to study (a subject) hard, esp for an exam
[C19: of unknown origin]
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Verb1.mug up - study intensively, as before an exam; "I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"
cram - prepare (students) hastily for an impending exam
hit the books, study - learn by reading books; "He is studying geology in his room"; "I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now"
Translations

w>mug up

vt sep
(Brit inf: also mug up on) to mug something/one’s French up, to mug up on something/one’s Frenchetw/Französisch pauken (inf)
to mug it up (US) → zu dick auftragen