break sweat

informal
to use a lot of energy or effort

Agassi hardly had to break sweat to win the game.


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  • break sweat — informal phrase to use a lot of energy or effort Agassi hardly had to break sweat to win the game. Thesaurus: to try hard to do or get somethingsynonym Main entry: sweat * * * break ˈsweat …   Useful english dictionary

  • break sweat — ► break sweat informal exert oneself physically. Main Entry: ↑sweat …   English terms dictionary

  • break sweat (or N. Amer. break a sweat) — informal exert oneself physically. → sweat …   English new terms dictionary

  • sweat — ► NOUN 1) moisture exuded through the pores of the skin, especially as a reaction to heat, physical exertion, or anxiety. 2) informal a state of anxiety or distress. 3) informal hard work or a laborious undertaking. ► VERB (past and past part.… …   English terms dictionary

  • sweat — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ heavy ▪ light ▪ clammy ▪ My shirt stuck to the clammy sweat on my back. ▪ cold …   Collocations dictionary

  • break a sweat — informal exert oneself physically * * * break a sweat see ↑sweat, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑break break a sweat (US) (or Brit break sweat) : to begin to sweat He started runnin …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweat — sweat1 [ swet ] noun uncount * 1. ) liquid that forms on your skin when you are hot: She wiped the sweat off her forehead with a towel. Jeff s T shirt was soaked in sweat. 2. ) INFORMAL hard work: A lot of sweat went into making this project a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sweat */ — I UK [swet] / US noun [uncountable] 1) liquid that forms on your skin when you are hot She wiped the sweat off her forehead with a towel. Jeff s T shirt was soaked in sweat. 2) informal hard work A lot of sweat went into making this project a… …   English dictionary

  • sweat — noun 1》 moisture exuded through the pores of the skin, especially as a reaction to heat, physical exertion, or anxiety. 2》 informal hard work; laborious effort.     ↘a state of anxiety or distress. 3》 (sweats) informal, chiefly N. Amer. a… …   English new terms dictionary

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

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