Meaning of SWEAT in English

SWEAT

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be dripping with blood/sweat etc

The hand that held the gun was dripping with sweat.

drip blood/water/sweat etc

John came in, his arm dripping blood.

sweat gland

sweat suit

sweated labour

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

heavily

Her father was under clad for the time of year but was sweating heavily .

The coat had made her so hot that she was sweating heavily .

over

Even the ground is affected, and instead of producing food plentifully it has to be coaxed and sweated over .

profusely

The Prime Minister, who looked relaxed but sweated profusely in the hot hall, said he relished the fight ahead.

At that time, when it was removed from the casket, the community was astonished to see it sweat profusely .

Hutt crept silently into the kitchen, his hands sweating profusely as he closed in on his prey.

By noon on the fourth day he was sweating profusely .

Within minutes her eyes were watering, she was sweating profusely and she began to find it difficult to breathe and speak.

They grip the lectern, their knees knock, and they sweat profusely as they try to get their point across.

I was sweating profusely in a wool shirt.

By the time he reaches the post he is sweating profusely .

■ NOUN

blood

Churchill, who demanded and got blood , sweat , and tears, is gone.

hand

Dances were absolute torture, because I was so small and because my hands sweated a lot.

When my hands started to sweat , I swiped a layer of Secret across them too.

Hutt crept silently into the kitchen, his hands sweating profusely as he closed in on his prey.

The palms of his hands were sweating and he had yawned twice since he left the car.

She found her hands were sweating .

The thread was clean, her hands were not sweating .

palm

As I climbed the steps my palms began to sweat .

My palms were sweating , my heart thumped.

Her palms were sweating , and she hoped they would stop when she had to shake hands with him.

Sometimes, just thinking about fear is enough to start the palms sweating .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

beaded with sweat/perspiration

As the show progressed, Sandi could see that the dancers' faces were becoming beaded with sweat.

He is lightly beaded with sweat.

He was standing, his head sunk between his shoulders, his red face beaded with sweat.

My forehead was beaded with sweat.

She looked green; her forehead was beaded with sweat.

blood, sweat, and tears

sweat blood

Donald sweated blood to build up his business.

Although I remember seeing some one eating chips from a story I'd sweated blood on when I was working in Worcester.

I could have understood it in Cottee's case if he had been sweating blood for Everton.

If I had to sweat blood it would be done.

work/sweat your guts out

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Sweating profusely and gripping the lectern, Anderson began his speech.

It's so hot, you start sweating the minute you walk outside.

It was tough work. Within minutes we were all sweating buckets.

Let them sweat - I'll give them a decision tomorrow.

My God, it's hot in here - I'm sweating like a pig!

The heat from the lights was making her sweat and her make-up started to run.

You're sweating. Why don't you take your jacket off?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Amphitryon, sweating, leaned on his spear.

If I had to sweat blood it would be done.

Out in the corridor Toby found he was sweating.

Quinn tried to imagine him lying in his bed, sweating out a fever.

She was sweating, yet her skin felt cold.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

cold

A fine cold sweat dampened her face and neck.

The pulse steadied, the cold sweats stopped.

Carol was dying, and he cried out in his sleep and sat up trembling with cold sweats in the heat.

I was bathed in a cold sweat .

He crouched in a cold sweat as the black Lab scratched at the door; growling.

Sweats about the head on the least exertion, covered with cold sweat .

Such a nightmare was enough to make even the most fearless security officer break out in a cold sweat .

■ NOUN

gland

You have more sweat glands and blood vessels per square inch in your scalp than any other part of your body.

Fat in round globules like pebbles, hair-roots like grass, capillary loops and sweat glands like worm tunnels.

There is no evidence to suggest that sweat glands and their receptors remain unchanged after nerve degeneration.

Still, although your paws are covered with sweat glands , you might like to walk around on the damp grass first.

As mentioned before, sweat is produced from the sweat glands in the skin.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be bathed in sweat

They make the skin crawl like it is on fire, even as it is bathed in sweat.

beaded with sweat/perspiration

As the show progressed, Sandi could see that the dancers' faces were becoming beaded with sweat.

He is lightly beaded with sweat.

He was standing, his head sunk between his shoulders, his red face beaded with sweat.

My forehead was beaded with sweat.

She looked green; her forehead was beaded with sweat.

blood, sweat, and tears

break out in spots/a rash/a sweat etc

sweat blood

Donald sweated blood to build up his business.

Although I remember seeing some one eating chips from a story I'd sweated blood on when I was working in Worcester.

I could have understood it in Cottee's case if he had been sweating blood for Everton.

If I had to sweat blood it would be done.

work up an appetite/a thirst/a sweat

work/sweat your guts out

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Sweat poured off his face.

Beads of sweat appeared on her forehead and she trembled visibly.

He stopped working for a moment to wipe the sweat off his face.

I got sweat in my eyes and couldn't see.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He constantly rotates five pairs of gloves, disliking the sweat that builds up inside as he plays.

He threw up so easily, not like an adult retching and covered with cold sweat .

I sat on an upturned box, feeling the sweat beginning to trickle down my back.

Tepid sweats form, and shine, and instantly evaporate.

The sweat of old memories, buried horrors, miserable lonely fears.

The lumps are heavy but I drove myself till my arms cried out and the sweat runs down my back.

You have more sweat glands and blood vessels per square inch in your scalp than any other part of your body.

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