- sweat pants,
- sweat sock,
- sweat suit,
- sweater girl,
- sweating sickness
Origin of sweated
verb (used without object), sweat or sweat·ed, sweat·ing.
verb (used with object), sweat or sweat·ed, sweat·ing.
- to obtain or extort (money) from someone.
- to extort money from; fleece.
- to heat (an alloy) in order to remove a constituent melting at a lower temperature than the alloy as a whole.
- to heat (solder or the like) to melting.
- to join (metal objects) by heating and pressing together, usually with solder.
- (of clothes) made to be worn for exercise, sports, or other physical activity.
- made of the absorbent fabric used for such clothes: sweat dresses.
- of, for, or associated with such clothes: the sweat look in sportswear.
- to await anxiously the outcome of; endure apprehensively: The accused sweated out the jury's deliberation.
- to work arduously at or toward: The director sweated out a camera angle with the cinematographer.
Origin of sweat
Examples from the Web for sweated
But oh, God, those hours while I sweated it out until I saw my mother!Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview|Alex Belth|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Privately, he had huge inhibitions about hustling, but he fought them down and sweated.What It Was Like to Watch the Beatles Become the Beatles—Nik Cohn Remembers|Nik Cohn|February 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Every time we drove the two hours there, we sweated bullets for fear of being discovered.A Brigham Young University Professor’s Escape from Mormonism|Lynn K. Wilder|October 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
While we skulked in the shadows, they had studied and sweated and changed the face of their world.The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks|Max Brooks|January 14, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Every inch that could be sweated out of them had been gained.Mavericks|William MacLeod Raine
It is driven by an aged and sweated driver, and the burning garbage of its furnace distils a choking reek into the air.Anticipations|Herbert George Wells
Kele asked Sedit to sing for his sons while they danced and sweated.Creation Myths of Primitive America|Jeremiah Curtin
His burning eyes rolled over the Mowbray, and again and again he pulled his hair with hands that sweated like tallow.The Last Entry|William Clark Russell
I saw distinctly the confusion of M. le Duc de Berry, and sweated at it; but what could be done?The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete|Duc de Saint-Simon
verb sweats, sweating, sweat or sweated
- to work very hard
- to be filled with anxiety or impatience
Word Origin for sweat
Old English swætan "perspire, work hard," from the source of sweat (n.). Meaning "to be worried, vexed" is recorded from c.1400. Related: Sweated; sweating. Colloquial no sweat "no problem" attested from 1963.
Old English swat "sweat," which became Middle English swote, but altered under the influence of the verb, from Proto-Germanic *swaita (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian swet, Old Norse sveiti, Danish sved "sweat," Swedish svett, Middle Dutch sweet, Dutch zweet, Old High German sweiz, German Schweiß), from PIE *sweid-/*swoid- (cf. Sanskrit svedah "sweat," Avestan xvaeda- "sweat," Greek hidros "sweat, perspiration," Latin sudor, Lettish swiedri, Welsh chwys "sweat"). Sweat equity is from 1968.
In addition to the idioms beginning with sweat
- sweat blood
- sweat bullets
- sweat of one's brow
- sweat out
- by the sweat of one's brow
- in a cold sweat
- no problem (sweat)