My shirt stuck to the clammy sweat on my back.


The room smelled of stale sweat.


We worked up a good sweat carrying the boxes outside.


Exercise can help reduce night sweats.

bead, drop, trickle
break into, break out in, break out into

She broke out in a cold sweat when she saw the spider.

work up
bring sb out in (BrE)
be bathed in, be covered in, be drenched in, be soaked in

The workmen were bathed in sweat.

be beaded with
be damp with, be wet with
be dripping, be dripping with

His forehead was dripping sweat.

He was dripping with sweat.

glisten with
mop, wipe

He mopped the sweat from his brow.

appear, break out

His hands trembled and sweat broke out all over his body.

glisten, stand out

Sweat glistened on her forehead.

Sweat stood out on his shoulders.

drip from/off sth, pour from/off sth, run from/off sth

Water was dripping from the branches.

pour down sth, run down sth, trickle down sth

Sweat was running down his back.

soak sth
in a sweat

She woke up in a cold sweat.

break sweat (BrE), break a sweat (AmE)

She beat me without even breaking (a) sweat.

freely, heavily, a lot, profusely
away, off, out

He's trying to sweat off a few pounds in the gym.

You can sweat out toxins in the sauna.

begin to, start to
make sb

The heat was making us sweat.


We were sweating profusely from the exertion.


He awoke with a pounding heart, sweating with fear.

sweat buckets, sweat bullets (AmE), sweat like a pig (all informal)

After two hours of digging he was sweating like a pig.

Sweat is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑palm

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • sweat — [swet] vi. sweat or sweated, sweating [ME sweten < OE swætan < swat, sweat, akin to Ger schweissen < IE base * sweid , to sweat > Gr hidros, L sudor, sweat] 1. to give forth a characteristic salty moisture through the pores of the… …   English World dictionary

  • Sweat — Sweat, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sweat} or {Sweated} (Obs. {Swat}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sweating}.] [OE. sweten, AS. sw[ae]tan, fr. sw[=a]t, n., sweat; akin to OFries. & OS. sw[=e]t, D. zweet, OHG. sweiz, G. schweiss, Icel. sviti, sveiti, Sw. svett, Dan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sweat — ► NOUN 1) moisture exuded through the pores of the skin, especially as a reaction to heat, physical exertion, or anxiety. 2) informal a state of anxiety or distress. 3) informal hard work or a laborious undertaking. ► VERB (past and past part.… …   English terms dictionary

  • Sweat — Sweat, n. [Cf. OE. swot, AS. sw[=a]t. See {Sweat}, v. i.] 1. (Physiol.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sweat — Sweat, v. t. 1. To cause to excrete moisture from the skin; to cause to perspire; as, his physicians attempted to sweat him by most powerful sudorifics. [1913 Webster] 2. To emit or suffer to flow from the pores; to exude. [1913 Webster] It made… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sweat — (v.) O.E. swætan perspire, work hard. The noun is from O.E. swat sweat (which became M.E. swote, but altered under the influence of the verb), from P.Gmc. *swaita (Cf. O.S., O.Fris. swet, O.N. sveiti, Dan. sved sweat, Swed. svett, M.Du. sweet, Du …   Etymology dictionary

  • sweat — sweat; sweat·er; sweat·ered; sweat·ful; sweat·i·ly; sweat·i·ness; sweat·less; …   English syllables

  • sweat´i|ly — sweat|y «SWEHT ee», adjective, sweat|i|er, sweat|i|est. 1. covered or wet with sweat; sweating. 2. causing sweat: »the sweaty forge (Matthew Prior) …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweat|y — «SWEHT ee», adjective, sweat|i|er, sweat|i|est. 1. covered or wet with sweat; sweating. 2. causing sweat: »the sweaty forge (Matthew Prior) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sweat — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Keith Sweat (* 1961), US amerikanischer Sänger, Liedschreiber und Musikproduzent Lorenzo De Medici Sweat (1818–1898), US amerikanischer Politiker Sweat bezeichnet: ein Lied von Snoop Dogg aus dem Jahr 2010 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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