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American English: /swɛt/
British English: /swɛt/

Translation of sweat in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 uncountable and countable (perspiration) 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 something
    preocuparse por algo
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 uncountable (surface moisture)
  • 2 uncountable (hard work) (esp British) [colloquial]
    paliza (feminine) [colloquial]
    lifting those boxes was a real sweat
    levantar esas cajas fue una tremenda paliza [colloquial]
    no sweat [colloquial]
    ningún problema
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 3 countable (man) an old sweat (British) [colloquial]
    un veterano
  • 4
    also: sweats
    (plural) (US) [colloquial] sweatpants

intransitive verb past tense & past participle sweated or (US also) sweat

  • 1 1.1 (perspire) they were sweating profusely in the heat
    sudaban a chorros con el calor
    to sweat with fear
    sudar de miedo
    Example sentences
    • As Marvin, the obese Ron Orbach sweats profusely but exudes quite a bit less humor.
    • Besides the environmental changes, which can make us, sweat, hormonal or emotional stimuli can cause sweating.
    • I'm flexing hard and sweating profusely but never breaking my smile.
    1.2 (ooze)
    exudar humedad
    Example sentences
    • Meat sweats in those packets and loses freshness.
    • Creams will sweat or soften with excessive exposure to heat, so store properly.
    • It is, on the face of it, a mute slab of pinkish grey meat sweating lightly in its clingfilm wrapper, a lacklustre staple of our English diet with nothing much to say for itself.
  • 2 2.1 (work hard)
    sudar la gota gorda [colloquial]
    deslomarse trabajando
    Example sentences
    • I myself have a claim that I have sweated over for the last year.
    • A draft need not be a complete version of a story that a writer has sweated over for hours and that an editor has red-pencilled or responded to with noteface comments.
    • Terry had sweated over Sonya for two years and in that time he had spoken to her only twice.
    Example sentences
    • To my mind, the ‘right’ thing is to give these countries the access they need and not sweat the details.
    • You tell Lindsay not to sweat it - the whole thing is bound to blow over in a week or two.
    • Pay attention to these basics, and don't sweat the details too soon.
    2.2 (worry)
    estar preocupado
    she does it to make me sweat
    lo hace para preocuparme

transitive verb past tense & past participle sweated or (US also) sweat

  • 1
    hacer sudar
    Example sentences
    • Well, you know, this bodyguard, I tell you, I think they're going to sweat him now.
  • 2
    Example sentences
    • Heat 50g of the butter and a little olive oil in a casserole, then, over a medium heat, sweat the onions and garlic for five minutes.
    • Meanwhile, back on the other side of the kitchen, you want to slowly sweat a thinly-sliced onion in a couple of ounces of butter.
    • Transfer from the pan to a bowl, stir in the rosemary and place to one side. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in the frying pan and sweat the onion until soft and translucent.

Phrasal verbs

sweat off

verb + adverb + object
adelgazar sudando

sweat out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
eliminar con la transpiración
to sweat out a cold
quitarse un resfriado sudando
to sweat it out [colloquial]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 they were sweating it out in the midday sun
sudaban la gota gorda al sol del mediodía [colloquial]
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