Definition of whet in English:
verb (whets, whetting, whetted)[with object]
1Sharpen the blade of (a tool or weapon): she took out her dagger and began to whet its blade in even, rhythmic strokes
1.1Excite or stimulate (someone’s desire, interest, or appetite): here’s an extract to whet your appetite
More example sentences
- A house suited for quiet family life but within an hour of Dublin whets the appetite of country loving commuters.
- Just to whet our appetites, and to make us more appreciative of history in the making.
- I hope I've whetted your appetite without giving away too many details, so that you will consider picking up this book yourself - after all, it's out in paperback at the beginning of February.
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- ( rare )Example sentences
- The action of the lower tushes rubbing against the upper whetters is called ‘whetting.’
- The tusks on the barrs that I have seen are very thick and seem to hold up fine with the whetters intact.
- An adjustment device automatically varies the positions of the knife so that the knife engages the whetter more or less constantly.
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