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English noun: sweat

1. sweat (body) salty fluid secreted by sweat glands


SamplesSweat poured off his brow.


Synonymsperspiration, sudor


Broader (hypernym)secretion


Substance holonymH2O, water

2. sweat (state) agitation resulting from active worry


SamplesDon't get in a stew.
He's in a sweat about exams.


Synonymsfret, lather, stew, swither


Broader (hypernym)agitation

3. sweat (phenomenon) condensation of moisture on a cold surface


SamplesThe cold glasses were streaked with sweat.


Broader (hypernym)condensate, condensation

4. sweat (act) use of physical or mental energy; hard work


SamplesHe got an A for effort.
They managed only with great exertion.


Synonymseffort, elbow grease, exertion, travail


Broader (hypernym)labor, labour, toil


Narrower (hyponym)application, detrition, difficulty, diligence, exercise, exercising, friction, least effort, least resistance, overexertion, overkill, physical exercise, physical exertion, pull, rubbing, strain, straining, struggle, supererogation, trouble, workout


English verb: sweat

1. sweat (body) excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin


SamplesExercise makes one sweat.


ExamplesSam and Sue sweat, Did his feet sweat?


Synonymsperspire, sudate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)egest, eliminate, excrete, pass


Narrower (hyponym)swelter









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