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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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.
In a successor project to the pilot feasibility study for the production of hollow airway casts that faithfully reproduce the in vivo dimensions, in vivo studies are being conducted of particle deposition in anesthetized sheep at the facilities of study collaborators at the University of Iowa (Iowa City, Iowa) using 5-[micro]m diameter radio-opaque droplets.
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.
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.
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.
We did provide summary results for each study for the interested reader who can recalculate as they see fit, as Borak et al.
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