sweat over

Definition of sweat over

informal
1 :to work very hard at (something)
  • She was sweating over her law books all afternoon.
2 :to feel worried or nervous about (something)
  • After they took the test, they were sweating over their scores.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to labor or exert oneself so as to cause perspiration

  3. : to emit or exude moisture

  1. : hard work : drudgery

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

  3. : moisture issuing from or gathering in drops on a surface

over play
  1. : across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space

  2. : forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  3. : across the brim

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

  2. used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

  3. used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. : upper, higher

  2. : outer, covering

  3. : excessive

  1. : to leap over

  1. : so as to exceed or surpass

  2. : excessive

  3. : to an excessive degree


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