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Definition of cold sweat noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cold sweat

 noun
noun
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
[usually singular] Fear
 
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a state when you have sweat on your face or body but still feel cold, usually because you are very frightened or anxious to break out into a cold sweat I woke up in a cold sweat about the interview. See related entries: Fear
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cold sweat