work up a sweat


: to be sweating
After a few minutes of exercise, we had worked up a sweat.

Examples of work up a sweat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For those not looking to work up a sweat, the park’s lakes and ponds offer plenty of scenery for fishing or birdwatching. Kate McGregor, ELLE Decor, 16 Dec. 2022 Outside your room, work up a sweat in the state-of-the-art fitness center and unwind with all-day refreshments and breakfast, lunch and dinner served in their new swanky lounge, The Langham Club. Anna Haines, Forbes, 10 Oct. 2022 That’s enough to work up a sweat. Diane Bellcolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 July 2022 Wait 24 to 48 hours after shaving or waxing to work up a sweat or wear tight-fitting clothes (like swimsuit bottoms). Carley Millhone, SELF, 19 July 2022 Rosalía is in the mood to work up a sweat. Starr Bowenbank, Billboard, 24 Feb. 2022 This longtime favorite of competitive family members and aspiring dancers alike is guaranteed to work up a sweat and eventually have everyone rolling on the floor in laughter. Sabrina Rojas Weiss,, 7 Jan. 2022 Some fans like to work up a sweat before kickoff. Ben Flanagan |, al, 22 Sep. 2021 The general concept of this event is for people to work up a sweat, wipe said sweat on a cotton pad, and put it in a jar. Carolyn Wells, Longreads, 28 July 2021 See More

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“Work up a sweat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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