break out in a sweat

to begin producing sweat

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  • break out in a sweat — phrase to begin producing sweat Thesaurus: sweating and sweathyponym Main entry: sweat …   Useful english dictionary

  • break out in cold sweat —    If you break out in a cold sweat, you begin to perspire a lot, usually from anxiety.     I get nervous at the dentist s and usually break out in a cold sweat …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • break out — ( )brā kau̇t vi 1) to be affected with a skin eruption and esp. one indicative of the presence of a particular disease <breaking out with measles> 2) of a disease to manifest itself by skin eruptions 3) to become covered with <break out… …   Medical dictionary

  • break out phrasal — verb (I) 1 ESCAPE to escape from a prison or similar place (+ of): a plan to break out of jail see also: breakout 2 WAR/FIRE ETC if something unpleasant such as a fire, war, or disease breaks out, it starts to happen: Several scuffles broke out… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • break out — verb Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. to develop or emerge with suddenness or force < fire broke out > < a riot broke out > 2. a. to become covered < break out in a sweat > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • break out in something — ˌbreak ˈout in sth derived to suddenly become covered in sth • Her face broke out in a rash. • He broke out in a cold sweat (= for example, through fear). Main entry: ↑breakderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • break out — 1) PHRASAL VERB If something such as war, fighting, or disease breaks out, it begins suddenly. [V P] He was 29 when war broke out... [V P] I was in a nightclub in Brixton and a fight broke out. 2) PHRASAL VERB If a prisoner breaks out of a prison …   English dictionary

  • break out — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms break out : present tense I/you/we/they break out he/she/it breaks out present participle breaking out past tense broke out past participle broken out 1) if something bad such as a war or disease breaks out …   English dictionary

  • break out — phr verb Break out is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑applause, ↑argument, ↑chaos, ↑clash, ↑commotion, ↑controversy, ↑discussion, ↑epidemic, ↑fight, ↑fighting, ↑fire, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • break out in — phr verb Break out in is used with these nouns as the object: ↑pimple, ↑rash, ↑spot, ↑sweat …   Collocations dictionary

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