Definition of wet verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

wet

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//wet//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wet//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wet
BrE BrE//wet//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wet//
 
he / she / it wets
BrE BrE//wets//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wets//
 
past simple wet
BrE BrE//wet//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wet//
 
past participle wet
BrE BrE//wet//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wet//
 
past simple wetted
BrE BrE//ˈwetɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwetɪd//
 
past participle wetted
BrE BrE//ˈwetɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwetɪd//
 
-ing form wetting
BrE BrE//ˈwetɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwetɪŋ//
 
 
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  • (wetting, wet, wet or wetting, wetted, wetted) wet something to make something wet Wet the brush slightly before putting it in the paint.
  • Word Origin Old English wǣt (adjective and noun), wǣtan (verb); related to water.Extra examples Wet the towel slightly with warm water. Wet your hair thoroughly before applying the shampoo. He wet his finger to test the wind.Idioms [no passive] to urinate in your bed by accident It is quite common for small children to wet their beds.
    wet yourself, wet your pants/knickers
     
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    [no passive] to urinate in your underwear by accident He was so frightened that he wet his pants.
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