Associations to the word «Sweat»


SWEAT, noun. Fluid that exits the body through pores in the skin usually due to physical stress and/or high temperature for the purpose of regulating body temperature and removing certain compounds from the circulation.
SWEAT, noun. (British) (slang) (military slang) (especially WWI) A soldier (especially one who is old or experienced).
SWEAT, noun. (historical) The sweating sickness.
SWEAT, noun. Moisture issuing from any substance.
SWEAT, noun. A short run by a racehorse as a form of exercise.
SWEAT, verb. (intransitive) To emit sweat.
SWEAT, verb. (transitive) To cause to excrete moisture from the skin; to cause to perspire.
SWEAT, verb. (intransitive) (informal) To work hard.
SWEAT, verb. (transitive) (informal) To extract money, labour, etc. from, by exaction or oppression.
SWEAT, verb. (intransitive) (informal) To worry.
SWEAT, verb. (transitive) (colloquial) To worry about (something). [from 20th c.]
SWEAT, verb. (transitive) To emit, in the manner of sweat.
SWEAT, verb. (intransitive) To emit moisture.
SWEAT, verb. (intransitive) (plumbing) To solder (a pipe joint) together.
SWEAT, verb. (transitive) (slang) To stress out.
SWEAT, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To cook slowly in shallow oil without browning.
SWEAT, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To remove a portion of (a coin), as by shaking it with others in a bag, so that the friction wears off a small quantity of the metal.
SWEAT BULLETS, verb. (intransitive) (slang) (idiomatic) To sweat profusely; especially, to be very nervous or anxious.
SWEAT EQUITY, noun. (idiomatic) (real estate) (business) An investment of labour, typically by the owner and often his or her family, usually in a small business or personal residence that increases the value of the business or residence.
SWEAT GLAND, noun. (anatomy) An exocrine gland found under the skin in mammals for regulating body temperature.
SWEAT GLANDS, noun. Plural of sweat gland
SWEAT IT OUT, verb. To do hard physical exercise or work, and as a result sweat.
SWEAT IT OUT, verb. To wait anxiously for something to happen.
SWEAT LIKE A PIG, verb. (simile) To sweat profusely, to be perspiring lots of sweat.
SWEAT LODGE, noun. A structure in which people expose themselves to high-temperature air, often combined with steam or aromatic substances, as in a steam bath or sauna.
SWEAT LODGE, noun. A ceremony or ritual using such a structure, generally for purposes of purification.
SWEAT OF ONE'S BROW, noun. (idiomatic) The effort extended in labor, and the value created thereby.
SWEAT OF THE BROW, noun. (legal) In intellectual property law, the effort and expense expended by the creator of a protected work, which are entitled to certain protections, even if the work involves little creativity or originality.
SWEAT OFF, verb. (transitive) (informal) To lose (weight) by sweating (from heavy exercise, sauna etc.).
SWEAT OUT, verb. (intransitive) To sweat, to secrete sweat because of heat, nerves etc.
SWEAT OUT, verb. (transitive) To endure, go through (an ordeal)
SWEAT PANTS, noun. Alternative spelling of sweatpants
SWEAT PORE, noun. An opening of a sweat gland to the surface of the skin.
SWEAT RASH, noun. Miliaria
SWEAT SHIRT, noun. Alternative spelling of sweatshirt
SWEAT SHIRTS, noun. Plural of sweat shirt
SWEAT SHOP, noun. Alternative form of sweatshop

Dictionary definition

SWEAT, noun. Salty fluid secreted by sweat glands; "sweat poured off his brow".
SWEAT, noun. Agitation resulting from active worry; "don't get in a stew"; "he's in a sweat about exams".
SWEAT, noun. Condensation of moisture on a cold surface; "the cold glasses were streaked with sweat".
SWEAT, noun. Use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion".
SWEAT, verb. Excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin; "Exercise makes one sweat".

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.