Definition of sweat over
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
: 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
: hard work : drudgery
: the fluid excreted from the sweat glands of the skin : perspiration
: moisture issuing from or gathering in drops on a surface
: across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space
: across the goal line in football
: forward beyond an edge or brink and often down
: used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another
: used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person
: used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference
: upper, higher
: outer, covering
: to leap over
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