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An example use of sweat in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… a lot of sweat equity into writing the 5 …”

meanings of sweat


  1. To emit moisture.
  2. To stress out.
  3. To solder (a pipe joint) together.
  4. To extract money, labour, etc. from, by exaction or oppression.
  5. 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.
  6. To emit sweat.
  7. To scrape the sweat from (a horse).
  8. To cause to perspire.
  9. To cause to excrete moisture through skin.
  10. To work hard.
  11. To worry about (something).
  12. To worry.
  13. To emit, in the manner of sweat.
  14. To cook slowly at low heat, in shallow oil and without browning, to reduce moisture content.
  15. To suffer a penalty; to smart for one's misdeeds.


  1. Hard work; toil.
  2. Moisture issuing from any substance.
  3. The state of one who sweats; diaphoresis.
  4. A short run by a racehorse as a form of exercise.
  5. The sweating sickness.
  6. A soldier (especially one who is old or experienced).
  7. 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.


  1. A surname​.

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