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English definition of “sweat over sth”

sweat over sth

phrasal verb with sweat     /swet/ verb [I]
to work very hard using or doing something: She's been sweating over that essay all afternoon. I've been sweating over a hot stove (= cooking) all morning.Work, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of work
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