break into a sweat


: to begin to sweat
I broke into a sweat as I struggled up the hill.

Examples of break into a sweat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meeting Jake Gyllenhaal and Guy Ritchie is enough to make anyone break into a sweat. Marco Della Cava, USA TODAY, 19 Apr. 2023 In response to changes in the environment, our bodies generate decisions about how to react--whether that decision is to run for our lives or just break into a sweat to help keep ourselves from overheating. Carl Zimmer, Discover Magazine, 7 July 2010

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“Break into a sweat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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