sweating Definition

  • 1the process of perspiring, especially heavily
  • 2a state of anxiety or distress, often accompanied by sweating

Using sweating: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "sweating" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    After running a mile, I was sweating profusely.

  • Example

    The thought of giving a speech in front of a large audience made her break out in a cold sweat.

  • Example

    The intense heat caused everyone to start sweating.

sweating Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for sweating

Phrases with sweating

  • sweating bullets

    to be extremely nervous or anxious, often accompanied by heavy sweating


    I was sweating bullets during the job interview.

  • to endure a difficult or uncomfortable situation with the hope of a positive outcome


    We're just going to have to sweat it out until the test results come back.

  • an expression used to indicate that something is easy or not a problem


    A: Can you finish this project by tomorrow? B: No sweat, I'll have it done in a few hours.


Summary: sweating in Brief

Sweating [ˈswetɪŋ] refers to the process of perspiring, especially heavily, and can also describe a state of anxiety or distress. It is a natural bodily function that occurs in response to heat or exertion, as well as emotional stress. Common phrases include 'sweating bullets,' meaning to be extremely nervous, 'sweating it out,' meaning to endure a difficult situation, and 'no sweat,' meaning something is easy.

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