sweat out

verb

sweat out or sweated out; sweating out; sweats out

transitive verb

1
: to work one's way painfully through or to
2
: to endure or wait through the course of

Examples of sweat out in a Sentence

I can sweat out one more year of this job—before I totally flip out.
Recent Examples on the Web Two months into the new year and Dallas-Fort Worth has had to sweat out record hot days. Brayden Garcia, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 29 Feb. 2024 Williams explained that most of her weight loss was accelerated by sweating out fluid just before filming. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 8 Feb. 2024 There’s a page to order online in advance, then dine there or at home while customers are sweating out the line at restaurants nearby. Bud Kennedy, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 4 Mar. 2024 The Merrell Moab 3 Mid Hiking Shoes are stocked with the best features to tackle inclement weather: an impermeable waterproof membrane, a breathable interior to let sweat out, a protective toe cap, and a bellow tongue to keep debris out. Olivia Young, Travel + Leisure, 19 Feb. 2024 But for a bit more physical activity — and perhaps a way to sweat out some of that cab — book a package at Napa’s Carneros Resort and Spa to check out their new dedicated pickleball courts at the entrance to the 28-acre property. Amber Turpin, The Mercury News, 22 Jan. 2024 Go ahead and use your infrared sauna to sweat out alcohol from the night before—just don’t pair the two at the same time. Kylie Gilbert, Glamour, 18 Jan. 2024 What to Consider There are more technologically advanced sweats out there. Joe Niehaus, Travel + Leisure, 12 Jan. 2024 The plot twist: This time, the Aztecs didn’t blow a double-digit lead in the second half and sweat out win in overtime. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sweat out was in 1589

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“Sweat out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweat%20out. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

sweat out

verb
: to suffer or wait through the course of
sweated out the afternoon waiting for the results
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