wet / whet

wet / whet
   Wet is full of moisture: We had to dry out the wet sleeping bag on our camping trip after a sudden storm.
   Whet is to stimulate or arouse: Smelling the stew whetted her appetite.

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  • wet / whet —    Wet is full of moisture: We had to dry out the wet sleeping bag on our camping trip after a sudden storm.    Whet is to stimulate or arouse: Smelling the stew whetted her appetite …   Confused words

  • whet — [ wet, hwet ] verb transitive if you whet a blade, you make it sharper: SHARPEN whet your appetite (for something) to increase the feeling that you want to have or do a particular thing: a TV program that will whet people s appetite for travel …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • whet — [hwet, wet] vt. whetted, whetting [ME whetten < OE hwettan, to make keen < hwæt, sharp, keen, bold < IE base * kwed , to pierce, sharpen, whet > prob. L (tri)quetrus, (three )cornered] 1. to sharpen by rubbing or grinding (the edge of …   English World dictionary

  • whet — [wet] v past tense and past participle whetted present participle whetting [T] [: Old English; Origin: hwettan] 1.) whet sb s appetite (for sth) if an experience whets your appetite for something, it increases your desire for it ▪ The view from… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wet your whistle — If you are thirsty and have an alcoholic drink, you wet your whistle. Whet your whistle is also used …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • whet — [wet] verb whet your appetite (for sth) to make you feel that you want more of something[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • wet — whet …   American English homophones

  • whet — wet …   American English homophones

  • whet v, to - one's appetite — wet adj …   English expressions

  • wet(s) — whet(s) (?) …   English homophone dictionary

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