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sweatnoun

uk   /swet/  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   /swet/  us   /swet/
  • sweat verb [I] (PRODUCE LIQUID)

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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  • sweat verb [I] (WORK HARD)

to work very hard to achieve something: Volunteers sweated to get the room ready for the dance.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of sweat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sweat" in American English

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sweatverb [I]

 us   /swet/ (past tense sweat or sweated, present participle sweated) (fml perspire)
to excrete a salty, colorless liquid through the skin, esp. when you are hot or frightened: He was sweating profusely.
If something sweats, it has drops of liquid on the outside: The soda cans sweat in this humidity.
You may say you sweat if you feel worried: We have to sweat about money because we don’t have much of it.

sweatnoun [U]

 us   /swet/ (fml perspiration)
the salty, colorless liquid that you excrete through your skin: beads of sweat
Sweat is also effort or work: They lived off the sweat and toil of others.
(Definition of sweat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sweat”
in Korean 땀을 흘리다…
in Arabic يَتَعَرَّق…
in Malaysian peluh…
in French sueur…
in Russian потеть…
in Chinese (Traditional) 流汗,出汗,冒汗, 滲出(水珠)…
in Italian sudare…
in Turkish terlemek…
in Polish pocić się…
in Spanish sudor…
in Vietnamese mồ hôi…
in Portuguese suar…
in Thai เหงื่อ…
in German der Schweiß…
in Catalan suar…
in Japanese 汗をかく, 発汗する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 流汗,出汗,冒汗, 渗出(水珠)…
in Indonesian keringat…
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