sweating

present participle of sweat
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as in interrogating
slang to put a series of questions to the narcotics squad tried sweating the mule, but he was genuinely clueless about the inner workings of the drug operation

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“Sweating.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sweating. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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