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Pronunciation: /wet/

Translation of wet in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-tt-)

  • 1 1.1 (moist) [floor/grass/hair/clothes] mojado; (damp) húmedo; [concrete/plaster] blando your clothes are wet through tienes la ropa empapada you are wet through estás calado hasta los huesos, estás empapado wet paint pintura fresca or recién pintado or (in Spain also/en España también) ojo, pinta wet with sth mojado de algo her shirt was wet with sweat tenía la camisa mojada de sudor her eyes were wet with tears tenía los ojos llenos de lágrimas to get wet mojarse you'll get wet te vas a mojar he got his feet wet se mojó los pies don't let your camera get wet que no se te moje la cámara to be all wet (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] estar* totalmente equivocado
    Example sentences
    • Use of a wet towel or dripping water to induce a perception of suffocating.
    • I'm noticing that the floor is wet - entirely covered in dark liquid.
    • By nightfall there were 20 climbers crowding the shelter and the walls were covered with wet clothes.
    Example sentences
    • Oil paint is a wet mixture of pigments in an oily medium.
    • Painting into wet plaster with water soluble pigments is one of the most difficult of all challenges a painter can face.
    • The cupola and the concrete construction were corroded, the masonry was wet, and plaster work was peeling off.
    1.2 (rainy) [weather/day/spring] lluvioso it's too wet to go out llueve demasiado como para salir it's been very wet ha llovido mucho
    Example sentences
    • The surface of a lava flow weathers, particularly in wet climates, to form a rich, reddish volcanic soil, called a bole.
    • But reality is that no soft shell as comfortable as the Serendipity will keep you dry in a torrential rain or hours of wet sleet.
    • Luck they had indoor entertainment as weather was extremely wet and windy.
  • 2 (allowing sale of alcohol) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], no prohibicionista
    Example sentences
    • As a died-in-the-wool wet liberal, I'm coming from an altogether different place than Mr. Philips.
    • I'm of the mind this is a good thing, but I am a wet wooly liberal.
    • Call me a wet Guardianista liberal, but a bit of peace, love and understanding wouldn't go astray.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (present participle/participio presente wetting past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado, wet or , wetted)

  • mojar; (dampen) humedecer* to wet one's lips mojarse/humedecerse* los labios to wet the bed mojar la cama, hacerse* pipí or pis en la cama to wet oneself orinarse, hacerse* pipí or pis (encima) [colloquial/familiar], mearse [fam o vulg] I nearly wet myself laughing [colloquial/familiar] casi me meo de la risa [fam o vulg]


  • 1 1.1 (wetness) (no plural/sin plural) there was a patch of wet on the mattress el colchón estaba mojado 1.2 (rain) [colloquial/familiar] come in out of the wet entra, no te quedes ahí bajo la lluvia
  • 2 countable/numerable (ineffectual person) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], timorato, (masculine, feminine) a Tory wet (in UK) un conservador moderado

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