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Noun: sweat  swet
  1. Salty fluid secreted by through pores in the skin (when hot, nervous, etc.)
    "sweat poured off his brow";
    - perspiration, sudor [technical]
     
  2. [informal] Agitation resulting from active worry
    "he's in a sweat about exams";
    - fret, stew [informal], lather, swither [UK, dialect]
     
  3. [informal] Use of physical or mental energy; hard work
    "he got an A for sweat";
    - effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail [literary]
     
  4. Condensation of moisture on a cold surface
    "the cold glasses were streaked with sweat"
Verb: sweat  swet
  1. Excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin
    "Exercise makes one sweat";
    - sudate, perspire
     
  2. [N. Amer, informal] 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, plough on [Brit], plow on [US], plow [US], plough [Brit]
     
  4. (cooking) heat vegetables with a small amount of fat in a closed pan so they cook in their own steam
     
  5. (plumbing) solder together

Derived forms: sweating, sweats, sweated

See also: sweat off

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

Encyclopedia: Sweat, Andrew