study for (something)

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study for (something)

To learn or memorize information in order to prepare for some upcoming quiz, test, examination, etc. I didn't study for my driving test because I figured it would all be intuitive. Needless to say, I don't have my driver's license yet. A: "Do you want to come to the party with us tonight?" B: "Sorry, I'm busy studying for my physics exam."
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study for something

to try to learn in preparation for an examination. I have to study for my calculus exam. Have you studied for your exam yet?
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