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sweatnoun

uk   us   /swet/

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).
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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

sweatverb [I]

uk   us   /swet/
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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Translations of “sweat”
in Arabic يَتَعَرَّق…
in Korean 땀을 흘리다…
in Malaysian peluh…
in French sueur…
in Turkish terlemek…
in Italian sudare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 流汗,出汗,冒汗, 滲出(水珠)…
in Russian потеть…
in Polish pocić się…
in Vietnamese mồ hôi…
in Spanish sudor…
in Portuguese suar…
in Thai เหงื่อ…
in German der Schweiß…
in Catalan suar…
in Japanese 汗をかく, 発汗する…
in Indonesian keringat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 流汗,出汗,冒汗, 渗出(水珠)…
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