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Definition of Sweat


  1. of Sweat
  2. To excrete sensible moisture from the pores of the skin; to perspire.
  3. Fig.: To perspire in toil; to work hard; to drudge.
  4. To emit moisture, as green plants in a heap.
  5. To cause to excrete moisture from the skin; to cause to perspire; as, his physicians attempted to sweat him by most powerful sudorifics.
  6. To emit or suffer to flow from the pores; to exude.
  7. To unite by heating, after the application of soldier.
  8. To get something advantageous, as money, property, or labor from (any one), by exaction or oppression; as, to sweat a spendthrift; to sweat laborers.
  9. The fluid which is excreted from the skin of an animal; the fluid secreted by the sudoriferous glands; a transparent, colorless, acid liquid with a peculiar odor, containing some fatty acids and mineral matter; perspiration. See Perspiration.
  10. The act of sweating; or the state of one who sweats; hence, labor; toil; drudgery.
  11. Moisture issuing from any substance; as, the sweat of hay or grain in a mow or stack.
  12. The sweating sickness.
  13. A short run by a race horse in exercise.

Sweat Quotations

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. - Colin Powell
A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.
Colin Powell

Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
Dan Gable

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.
Isak Dinesen

Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.
George Carlin

No doubt, the White House thinks the American people know Obama's story. But since the Inauguration, we've seen only the president's present: his perfect family, his Ivy League elegance, his effortless mastery of complex issues. We never see him sweat. And we forget that he ever had to struggle.
Dee Dee Myers
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Sweat Translations

sweat in Danish is svede
sweat in Dutch is zweten, transpireren
sweat in Finnish is hikoilla
sweat in French is transpirer, suer, transpiration
sweat in Italian is sudare, sudore
sweat in Portuguese is suar, suor
sweat in Spanish is sudor, sudar, transpirar
sweat in Swedish is svettas, svett
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