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sweat - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'sweat' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Sweat [ imp. & p. p.]
- of Sweat
2 . Sweat [ v. i.]
- To excrete sensible moisture from the pores of the skin; to perspire.
- Fig.: To perspire in toil; to work hard; to drudge.
- To emit moisture, as green plants in a heap.
- The fluid which is excreted from the skin of an animal; the fluid secreted by the sudoriferous glands; a transparent, colorless, acid liquid with a peculiar odor, containing some fatty acids and mineral matter; perspiration. See Perspiration.
- The act of sweating; or the state of one who sweats; hence, labor; toil; drudgery.
- Moisture issuing from any substance; as, the sweat of hay or grain in a mow or stack.
- The sweating sickness.
- A short run by a race horse in exercise.
3 . Sweat [ v. t.]
- To cause to excrete moisture from the skin; to cause to perspire; as, his physicians attempted to sweat him by most powerful sudorifics.
- To emit or suffer to flow from the pores; to exude.
- To unite by heating, after the application of soldier.
- To get something advantageous, as money, property, or labor from (any one), by exaction or oppression; as, to sweat a spendthrift; to sweat laborers.

Meaning of 'sweat' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . sweat [ n]
Meaning (1):
- agitation resulting from active worry
Example in sentence:
  • don't get in a stew;
  • he's in a sweat about exams
Meaning (2):
- use of physical or mental energy; hard work
Example in sentence:
  • he got an A for effort;
  • they managed only with great exertion
Meaning (3):
- salty fluid secreted by sweat glands
Example in sentence:
  • sweat poured off his brow
Meaning (4):
- condensation of moisture on a cold surface
Example in sentence:
  • the cold glasses were streaked with sweat
5 . sweat [ v]
Meaning (5):
- excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin
Example in sentence:
  • Exercise makes one sweat