Definición de whet en inglés:

whet

Saltos de línea: whet

verbo (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
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Using the clear water from the pool, Mo Ye and Gan Jiang whetted swords on this stone to hone their cutting-edges.
  • Timothy whetted the knife he used to butcher the goats.
Sinónimos
sharpen, hone, put an edge on, strop, grind, file
rare edge, acuminate
1.1Excite or stimulate (someone’s desire, interest, or appetite): here’s an extract to whet your appetite the selection of quotations may whet your curiosity to investigate the source material
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.
Sinónimos
stimulate, excite, arouse, rouse, kindle, trigger, spark, quicken, waken, stir, inspire, animate, fan, fuel, fire, activate, incite, titillate, tempt, galvanize, prompt, strengthen, intensify

sustantivo

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A thing that stimulates appetite or desire: he swallowed his two dozen oysters as a whet

Origen

Old English hwettan, of Germanic origin; related to German wetzen, based on an adjective meaning 'sharp'.

Derivativos

whetter

sustantivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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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Pronunciación: ˈgʌz(ə)l
verb
eat or drink (something) greedily