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Well, actually, that is the question.

What is the difference between these two phrasal verbs? Both of them mean to cram, to study intensively before an exam.

She's at home, swotting up on her maths.

I need to mug up on my history before tomorrow's exam

Appreciate your help.

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  • Not much difference but "swotting", in some contexts, is a more negative term. – KillingTime May 20 '20 at 8:55
  • Could you please give an example of a sentence where swot has a negative meaning? – Tanya May 20 '20 at 13:26

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