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Definition of vet verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they vet
    he / she / it vets
    past simple vetted
    -ing form vetting
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  1. 1vet somebody to find out about a person's past life and career in order to decide if they are suitable for a particular job synonym screen All candidates are carefully vetted for security reasons.
  2. 2vet something to check the contents, quality, etc. of something carefully synonym screen All reports are vetted before publication. She insists on vetting questions prior to an interview.
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