study for

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Well, Miss Stacy wants to organize a class among her advanced students who mean to study for the entrance examination into Queen's.
"I thought how splendid it would have been if Diana had only been going to study for the Entrance, too.
Historically, many schools had a preponderance of their focus on Europe, but clearly there is a need to develop more programs of study for Asia and Africa.
He concurred with the findings and approved this case study for general distribution.
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A federal public health researcher who examined the study for The Advocate (and who prefers not to be identified) is dubious about putting any stock in the results of Lindley's survey.
The following are some implications of the study for teachers.
It is perhaps some measure of the degree to which printing has transformed culture that we had to wait a mere twenty years after the publication of Eisenstein's monumental study for the new academic discipline awkwardly called the "history of the book" to emerge.
Several epidemiologists have already criticized the Framingham study for looking only at whether the women had been taking estrogens eight years earlier rather than determining if they had taken estrogens in the intervening years.
Participants were also asked to respond to a series of selected response questions regarding the lowest grade they would be happy with, and how many hours a week they study for this course.
"If we do the study for five years, we'll have enough [breast cancer] cases to look at the interaction between many of the exposures of interest and the genes of interest," Sandler explains.
With a solid understanding of what kinds of case study (for example, exploratory, explanatory, or illustrative) are available, the environmental manager will be better able to choose an appropriate case study for a particular situation.
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