sweat

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈswɛt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/swɛt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(swet)


Inflections of 'sweat' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
Both "sweat" and "sweated" are correct as past forms for all senses. "Sweat" is sometimes considered to be more correct as the past form for literal senses to do with perspiration.
sweat
v 3rd person singular
sweating
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
sweat
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
sweated
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
sweat
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
sweated
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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sweat

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. sweating from the [heat, workout, sun]
  2. the [heat] made me sweat
  3. sweated in the [heat]
  4. sweat like [a pig, crazy]
  5. sweat [a lot, profusely]
  6. sweat all over your [shirt, hat, towel]
  7. sweating with [anticipation, fear, desire]
  8. sweat through his [shirt, jersey]
  9. my palms are sweating
  10. sweating over the [interview, presentation, competition]
  11. sweating over the [results, figures, numbers]
  12. slang: sweating bullets
  13. slang: sweating buckets
  14. informal: don't sweat [the small stuff, it]
  15. informal: sweat it out
n
  1. am [covered, dripping] in sweat
  2. is drenched with sweat
  3. the sweat [dripped, trickled] down her [nose, arms, face]
  4. her [face, body] was covered in sweat
  5. wiped the sweat from his [face, brow]
  6. worked up a sweat [running, in the gym]
  7. [came out, woke up] in a cold sweat
  8. the [smell, stink] of sweat
  9. idiom: put blood, sweat, and tears into it
  10. informal: is in a sweat over the [outcome, result]
  11. informal: I can do it--no sweat!
  12. informal: put her sweats on
  13. informal: was wearing sweats
  14. informal: wore sweats to
n as adj
  1. (yellow) sweat stains
  2. a sweat lodge
  3. wearing sweat pants
  4. her sweat glands
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