break out in a sweat

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Definition of break out in a sweat

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

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“Break out in a sweat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/break%20out%20in%20a%20sweat. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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