(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. perspire; run, exude, secrete, ooze, drip; bead, dew, wet; informal, drudge, overwork; suffer, extract; force out; exploit. —n. perspiration, sudor, exudation; informal, exertion, toil, sweat of one's brow, agitation, stew, excitement. See excretion.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. perspiration, insensible perspiration, beads of sweat, sweating, body odor, B.O., wetness, transudation, steam.
no sweat*,
Syn. no trouble, no problem, easily done.
1. [To perspire]
Syn. perspire, secrete, transude, swelter, wilt, exude, break out in a sweat.
2. [To work hard]
Syn. toil, slave, exert; see work 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. perspiration sudoresis, excretion, moisture, lather, body odor, *BO.
2. hard work toil, labor, drudgery, grind, back-breaking work, slavery.
3. anxiety apprehension, stress, tension.
1. perspire excrete, *glow, *work up a lather, *sweat bullets, swelter, ooze, exude.
2. get nervous *stress out, fret, worry, suffer anxiety, suffer distress.
3. toil labor, break one s back, strain, struggle, slave, drudge, work.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To excrete moisture through the pores of the skin: lather, perspire. See DRY. 2. To exert one's mental or physical powers, usually under difficulty and to the point of exhaustion: drive, fag, labor, moil, strain1, strive, toil, travail, tug, work. Idiom: break one's back (or neck). See WORK. II noun 1. Moisture excreted through the pores of the skin: lather, perspiration. See DRY. 2. Informal. Physical exertion that is usually difficult and exhausting: drudgery, labor, moil, toil, travail, work. Chiefly British: fag. Idiom: sweat of one's brow. See WORK. 3. Informal. A condition of excited distress: fume. Informal: snit, state, swivet. Slang: tizzy. See CALM.

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