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sweat

noun uk   /swet/ us  

sweat noun (LIQUID)

B2 [U] the clear, salty liquid that you pass through your skin: The dancers were dripping with/pouring with sweat after a morning's rehearsal. By the time we'd climbed to the top of the hill, we were covered in sweat. She wiped the beads (= drops) of sweat from her forehead.figurative The cathedral was built by human toil and sweat (= effort).

sweat noun (CLOTHES)

sweats [plural] US (UK tracksuit) a loose top and trousers, worn either by people who are training for a sport or exercising, or as informal clothing

sweat

verb [I] uk   /swet/ us  
B2 to pass sweat through the skin because you are hot, ill, or frightened: It was so hot when we arrived in Tripoli that we started to sweat as soon as we got off the plane. The prisoners were sweating with fear.informal I was so afraid, I was sweating like a pig (= sweating a lot). If something sweats, it produces drops of liquid on the outside: The walls in older houses sometimes sweat with damp.
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