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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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