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Definition 1: use of physical or mental energy; hard work - [noun denoting act]

Samples where sweat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he got an A for effort
  • they managed only with great exertion

Synonyms for sweat in the sense of this definition

(sweat is a kind of ...) productive work (especially physical work done for wages)

"his labor did not require a great deal of skill"

(... is a kind of sweat ) excessive exertion; so much exertion that discomfort or injury results

(... is a kind of sweat ) an effort above and beyond the call of duty

(... is a kind of sweat ) any effort that seems to go farther than would be necessary to achieve its goal

(... is a kind of sweat ) a diligent effort

"it is a job requiring serious application"

(... is a kind of sweat ) a sustained effort

"it was a long pull but we made it"

(... is a kind of sweat ) the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit

"the doctor recommended regular exercise" "he did some exercising" "the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit"

(... is a kind of sweat ) an intense or violent exertion

(... is a kind of sweat ) the least effortful way to do something

(... is a kind of sweat ) an effort that is inconvenient

"I went to a lot of trouble" "he won without any trouble" "had difficulty walking" "finished the test only with great difficulty"

(... is a kind of sweat ) strenuous effort

"the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her"

(... is a kind of sweat ) effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure

Definition 2: salty fluid secreted by sweat glands - [noun denoting body]

Samples where sweat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sweat poured off his brow

Synonyms for sweat in the sense of this definition

(sweat is a kind of ...) a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell

(sweat is made of the substance ...) binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent

Definition 3: condensation of moisture on a cold surface - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where sweat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the cold glasses were streaked with sweat

(sweat is a kind of ...) atmospheric moisture that has condensed because of cold

Definition 4: agitation resulting from active worry - [noun denoting state]

Samples where sweat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • don't get in a stew
  • he's in a sweat about exams

Synonyms for sweat in the sense of this definition

(sweat is a kind of ...) a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance

Definition 5: excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin - [verb of body]

Samples where sweat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Exercise makes one sweat

Synonyms for sweat in the sense of this definition

(sweat is a kind of ...) eliminate from the body

"Pass a kidney stone"

(... is a kind of sweat ) suffer from intense heat

"we were sweltering at the beach"

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