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Noun: sweat  swet
  1. Salty fluid secreted by sweat glands
    "sweat poured off his brow";
    - perspiration, sudor
  2. Agitation resulting from active worry
    "he's in a sweat about exams";
    - fret, stew, lather, swither
  3. Condensation of moisture on a cold surface
    "the cold glasses were streaked with sweat"
  4. Use of physical or mental energy; hard work
    "he got an A for sweat";
    - effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail
Verb: sweat  swet
  1. Excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin
    "Exercise makes one sweat";
    - sudate, perspire
  2. Be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy
    "I sweat about my job";
    - worry
  3. Strive and make an effort to reach a goal
    "She sweated for years to make a decent living";
    - tug, labor [US], labour [Brit, Cdn], push, drive
  4. (plumbing) solder together

Derived forms: sweating, sweated, sweats

See also: sweat off

Type of: agitation, condensate, condensation, egest, eliminate, excrete, fight, labor [US], labour [Brit, Cdn], pass, secretion, struggle, toil

Encyclopedia: Sweat