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English definition of “sweat”


verb [I]  /swet/ (past tense sweat or sweated, present participle sweated) (fml perspire) us  
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.


noun [U]  /swet/ (fml perspiration) us  
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.
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