Translation of sweat in Spanish:

sweat

Pronunciation: /swet/

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 u and c (perspiration) sudor (masculine), transpiración (feminine) the sweat was just pouring off me estaba bañado en sudor, estaba sudando a chorros he earned his living by the sweat of his brow se ganaba el pan con el sudor de su frente I woke up in a sweat me desperté empapado en sudor I broke out in a cold sweat me vino un sudor frío you work up a real sweat with this exercise este ejercicio te hace sudar mucho to get into a sweat about sth preocuparse por algo 1.2 uncountable/no numerable (surface moisture) condensación (feminine)
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    • Too much heat and sweat can make your skin more irritated and itchy.
    • Wearing moisture-wicking synthetic fabrics that draw sweat away from the skin and allow heat to escape can be a significant help.
    • Although there is a sensation of heat, evaporation of sweat from the forehead and chest results in a drop in temperature in these areas.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (hard work) (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], paliza (feminine) [colloquial/familiar], esfuerzo (masculine) lifting those boxes was a real sweat levantar esas cajas fue una tremenda paliza [colloquial/familiar] no sweat [colloquial/familiar] ningún problema
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    • You can only do it with a lot of sweat, working hard, and throwing stuff away.
    • Remember it took four hard years of sweat and tears for this Armagh side to achieve the ultimate prize in Gaelic football which proves that perseverance does pay off.
    • May I wish the youth of India whose purposeful hard work with sweat will be a major transforming force for prosperous India.
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    • The story itself, if efficacious, should give no inkling of the sweat of the author's peculiarly difficult task.
    • And will be lonelier to do, than when we could banter as we worked, making the work go faster as the sweat fell, seeming to be easier as we took on the task together.
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    • Noticing he was dressed in sweats and a sweat shirt, she commented ‘I take it you don't have to go into the office today.’
    • Young children's clothes and hand towels go on the middle layer and the top rack is for towels, jeans, pillow cases, sweaters, sweats, pajama bottoms and t-shirts.
    • I pull out a pair of socks, sweats, a shirt and sweatshirt.
  • 3 countable/numerable (man) an old sweat (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] un veterano
  • 4
    (sweats)
    (plural) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] sweatpants

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado sweated or (in American English also/en inglés norteamericano también) , sweat)

  • 1 1.1 (perspire) sudar, transpirar they were sweating profusely in the heat sudaban a chorros con el calor to sweat with fear sudar de miedo 1.2 (ooze) [cheese/tree/wall] exudar humedad

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado sweated or (in American English also/en inglés norteamericano también) , sweat)

  • 1.1 [animal/athlete] hacer* sudar 1.2 [vegetables] rehogar*

Phrasal verbs

sweat off

verb + adverb + object/verbo + adverbio + complemento
[pounds/kilos] adelgazar* sudando

sweat out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[toxins] eliminar con la transpiración to sweat out a cold quitarse un resfriado sudando to sweat it out [colloquial/familiar] they'll have to sweat it out until they're relieved van a tener que aguantar hasta que los releven we were sweating it out waiting for the results nos mordíamos las uñas esperando el resultado they were sweating it out in the midday sun sudaban la gota gorda al sol del mediodía [colloquial/familiar]

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