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
Synonyms for sweat
Related Words for sweatedsteam, perspiration, wilt, swelter, glow, toil, excretion, exudation, transudation, sudor, diaphoresis, chore, task, travail, work, slavery, labor, drudgery, moil, grind
Examples from the Web for sweated
Contemporary Examples of 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
February 16, 2014
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
February 9, 2014
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
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
January 14, 2011
Historical Examples of sweated
Nine-tenths of the sweated work of this country is done by women.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
Take these sweated workers; that class o' people are quite 'opeless.The Foundations (Fourth Series Plays)
I sweated and shivered over that business considerably, I can tell you.Heart of Darkness
The sweated trades are a familiar example of the former method of concentration.Socialism
Some sweated enormously, and broke out in blasphemous language.History of the Moravian Church
J. E. Hutton
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)