Definition Of whet


a thing that stimulates appetite or desire.

he swallowed his two dozen oysters as a whet

sharpen the blade of (a tool or weapon).

her husband is whetting his knife

Example Of whet

  • A house suited for quiet family life but within an hour of Dublin whets the appetite of country loving commuters.

  • After whetting the whistle at the pub, many will go on to dance at one of London's countless dance clubs.

  • All right, here's something else to whet your whistle, low-carb, low-calorie drinks, you're seeing a lot more new versions of these.

  • An adjustment device automatically varies the positions of the knife so that the knife engages the whetter more or less constantly.

  • Another way to whet the knowledge of students on medical quiz.

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