Phrasal Verb: mug up

To mug up something (or mug something up) is to try and quickly learn the important information about something, for example before an exam or a meeting. British English, informal.

Example of use:
Amelia hasn’t done much studying so she is trying to mug up on the key points before her exam tomorrow.

infinitive – mug up

present simple – mug up and mugs up

-ing form – mugging up

past simple – mugged up

past participle – mugged up

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