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

 

whet

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//wet//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wet//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they whet
BrE BrE//wet//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wet//
 
he / she / it whets
BrE BrE//wets//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wets//
 
past simple whetted
BrE BrE//ˈwetɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwetɪd//
 
past participle whetted
BrE BrE//ˈwetɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwetɪd//
 
-ing form whetting
BrE BrE//ˈwetɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwetɪŋ//
 
 
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whet something to increase your desire for or interest in something The book will whet your appetite for more of her work. Word Origin Old English hwettan, of Germanic origin; related to German wetzen, based on an adjective meaning ‘sharp’.Extra examples So, if this has whetted your appetite for setting up your own website, how should you get started? The long walk had whetted my appetite. This success whetted my appetite to go in for more competitions.
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