cold sweat
noun Date: 1582 concurrent perspiration and chill usually associated with fear, pain, or shock

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Cold sweat — is a type of perspiration also referred to as diaphoresis. It may also refer to: In music: Cold Sweat (James Brown song) Cold Sweat (Thin Lizzy song) In film: Cold Sweat (1970 film), a film starring Charles Bronson Cold Sweat (1993 film), a… …   Wikipedia

  • cold sweat — cold sweats N COUNT: usu sing, usu in/into N If you are in a cold sweat, you are sweating and feel cold, usually because you are very afraid or nervous. He awoke from his sleep in a cold sweat …   English dictionary

  • cold sweat — noun singular a nervous or worried feeling that causes you to SWEAT although you feel cold …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cold sweat — If something brings you out in a cold sweat, it frightens you a lot …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • cold sweat — n perspiration accompanied by feelings of chill or cold and usu. induced or accompanied by dread, fear, or shock …   Medical dictionary

  • cold sweat — n. perspiration accompanied by a cold, clammy feeling …   English World dictionary

  • cold sweat — ► NOUN ▪ a state of sweating induced by nervousness or illness …   English terms dictionary

  • Cold Sweat — For other uses, see Cold sweat (disambiguation). Cold Sweat The Cold Sweat album Single by James Brown from the album Cold Sweat …   Wikipedia

  • cold sweat — noun the physical condition of concurrent perspiration and chill; associated with fear (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑physical condition, ↑physiological state, ↑physiological condition • Part Holonyms: ↑fear, ↑fearfulness, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cold sweat — noun (singular) a reaction by your body when you are nervous or afraid, in which you sweat 1 (1) but still feel cold: The thought of the trial made him break out in a cold sweat …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cold sweat —    If something brings you out in a cold sweat, it frightens you a lot.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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