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break a sweat

Definition of break a sweat

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  1. :  to begin to sweat <He started running and soon broke a sweat.> <He loaded all five boxes without breaking a sweat.> —often used figuratively to say that something is not hard for someone to do <He gave a perfect performance and didn't break a sweat.>



Word by Word Definitions

breakplay
  1. :  to separate into parts with suddenness or violence

    :  fracture

    :  rupture

  1. :  an act or action of breaking

    :  the opening shot in a game of pool or billiards

    :  a condition produced by or as if by breaking :  gap

sweatplay
  1. :  to excrete moisture in visible quantities through the openings of the sweat glands :  perspire

    :  to labor or exert oneself so as to cause perspiration

    :  to emit or exude moisture

  1. :  hard work :  drudgery

    :  the fluid excreted from the sweat glands of the skin :  perspiration

    :  moisture issuing from or gathering in drops on a surface


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