Meaning of SWEAT in English

SWEAT

[sweat] vb sweat or sweat.ed ; sweat.ing [ME sweten, fr. OE swaetan, fr. swat sweat; akin to OHG sweiz sweat, L sudare to sweat, Gk hidros sweat] vi (bef. 12c) 1 a: to excrete moisture in visible quantities through the openings of the sweat glands: perspire b: to labor or exert oneself so as to cause perspiration

2. a: to emit or exude moisture "cheese ~s in ripening" b: to gather surface moisture in beads as a result of condensation "stones ~ at night" c (1): ferment (2): putrefy

3: to undergo anxiety or mental or emotional distress

4: to become exuded through pores or a porous surface: ooze ~ vt 1: to emit or seem to emit from pores: exude

2: to manipulate or produce by hard work or drudgery

3: to get rid of or lose (weight) by or as if by sweating or being sweated

4: to make wet with perspiration

5. a: to cause to excrete moisture from the skin b: to drive hard: overwork c: to exact work from at low wages and under unfair or unhealthful conditions d slang: to give the third degree to

6: to cause to exude or lose moisture; esp: to subject (as tobacco leaves) to fermentation

7. a: to extract something valuable from by unfair or dishonest means: fleece b: to remove particles of metal from (a coin) by abrasion

8. a: to heat (as solder) so as to melt and cause to run esp. between surfaces to unite them; also: to unite by such means "~ a pipe joint" b: to heat so as to extract an easily fusible constituent "~ bismuth ore" c: to saute in a covered vessel until natural juices are exuded

9. slang: to worry about "doesn't ~ the small stuff --Barry McDermott" -- sweat blood : to work or worry intensely "in preparing speeches each sweats blood in his own way --Stewart Cockburn"

[2]sweat n (13c) 1: hard work: drudgery

2: the fluid excreted from the sweat glands of the skin: perspiration

3: moisture issuing from or gathering in drops on a surface

4. a: the condition of one sweating or sweated b: a spell of sweating

5: a state of anxiety or impatience

6. pl a: sweat suit b: sweatpants -- no sweat slang: with little or no difficulty: easily; also: easy--often used interjectionally

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