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Definition of "sweat" []

  • To excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin; perspire. (verb-intransitive)
  • To exude in droplets, as moisture from certain cheeses or sap from a tree. (verb-intransitive)
  • To condense atmospheric moisture. (verb-intransitive)
  • To release moisture, as hay in the swath. (verb-intransitive)
  • To ferment, as tobacco during curing. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sweat" in a sentence
  • "Most of them are devoted participants who return every month, but for a few others the sweat is a new experience."
  • "The key though is that they use non-Writers Guild underpaid writers who actually tried to sue a number of the producers of shows like "The Bachelor" in -- about a year or so ago because they said they worked in what they called sweat shop/labor conditions."
  • "CONNICK: I'm telling you, you know, they offered him the opportunity with Habitat you have to put in what they call sweat equity and help build your own house."