Definition of Mug up

1. Verb. Study intensively, as before an exam. "I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"

Exact synonyms: Bone, Bone Up, Cram, Drum, Get Up, Grind Away, Swot, Swot Up
Related verbs: Cram
Generic synonyms: Hit The Books, Study
Derivative terms: Crammer, Crammer, Swot



Definition of Mug up

1. Verb. (intransitive) To study intensely ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mug Up

muffs
muffuletta
muffulettas
muflon
muflons
mufti
mufti day
muftis
mug
mug's game
mug book
mug books
mug file
mug shot
mug shots
mug up (current term)
mugearite
mugearites
mugful
mugfuls
mugg
muggar
muggard
muggars
mugged
muggee
muggees
mugger
muggers
mugget

Literary usage of Mug up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Labrador by William Brooks Cabot (1920)
"I certainly did not care to — the wind was strong and there was an annoying slop on; moreover, I wanted my tea and bite, my " mug-up," before going to work. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1890)
"Possibly from slang mug for face, in which case to mug would nearly correspond in one of its applications with the mug up, to (theatrical), to paint one's ..."

3. Labrador by William Brooks Cabot (1920)
"I certainly did not care to — the wind was strong and there was an annoying slop on; moreover, I wanted my tea and bite, my " mug-up," before going to work. ..."

4. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1890)
"Possibly from slang mug for face, in which case to mug would nearly correspond in one of its applications with the mug up, to (theatrical), to paint one's ..."

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