Translation of whet in Spanish:

whet

Pronunciation: /hwet; wet/

vt (-tt-)

  • 1.1 (stimulate) [interest/curiosity] estimular, avivar the walk whetted our appetites la caminata nos abrió el apetito the experience had whetted her appetite for foreign travel la experiencia había hecho que le tomara el gusto a viajar por el extranjero
    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.
    1.2 (sharpen) [dated] afilar
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Definition of whet in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.