sweat it out

Definition of sweat it out

informal

  1. 1 US :  to work hard at (something) She was sweating it out on the treadmill.

  2. 2 :  to feel worried or nervous about something We'll let them sweat it out for a while longer before we give them the test results.

  3. 3 :  to wait nervously until the end of something It was a close game, and the fans were really sweating it out at the end.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball


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