1. (W.I./UK black) to think about.
|Conjure Woman 173: En Dan kep’ on studyin’ ’bout dis ’tel he got so he did n’ ha’dly das’ ter eat er drink fer fear dis cunjuh man had p’isen de vittles er de water.‘The Gray Wolf’s Ha’nt’ in|
|Walls Of Jericho 14: Aw go ’haid, drabble-tail. Ain’ nobody studyin’ yo’ family.|
|They Drive by Night 223: You want to study me a bit and all. It’s all very well for you. You don’t seem to mind having a game of hide and seek. Where do I come in?|
|Lonely Londoners 139: He must be still studying that girl what let him down.|
|Shake Him Till He Rattles (1964) 121: I’m not studying no oil-burner of a habit and a hundred-dollar nut every day.|
2. (gay) to appraise a potential sexual conquest or partner.
|AS XLV:1/2 58: study v Look someone over with sexual intent in an obvious manner.‘Homosexual Sl.’ in|
3. (US campus) to indulge in sexual caresses short of intercourse.
|CUSS 205: Study To neck.et al.|
SE in slang uses
(US campus) someone who studies hard.
|Campus Sl. Oct. 4: study hog – someone who studies constantly and has no social life.|
|Sl. and Sociability 69: A study mongrel is ‘someone who studies hard’.|
see go star-gazing (on one’s back) under star n.1
see see snakes under see v.