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whet

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whetwhet /wet/ verb (whetted, whetting) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 whet somebody’s appetite (for something)2 literaryTZSHARP to make the edge of a blade sharp
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whetAny departure from it would be more likely to whet appetites than to satisfy them.Most of the notorious grade anomalies have been ironed out and the colour photos should whet people's appetites.Undergraduates will certainly find some interesting material, and researchers will also find enough examples to whet their appetite.To whet your appetite, here are some of the most commonly asked questions about fine vintage wines.To whet your appetite, try the Wanaka lamb in orange sauce recipe on this page.If that's not enough to whet your appetite, we've 100 £4 entrance tickets to give away free!After a quick outline of what each type of program lets you do, I list some uses to whet your appetite.
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whet
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywhet
he, she, itwhets
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywhetted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave whetted
he, she, ithas whetted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad whetted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill whet
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have whetted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam whetting
he, she, itis whetting
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you, we, theyare whetting
Past
I, he, she, itwas whetting
you, we, theywere whetting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been whetting
he, she, ithas been whetting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been whetting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be whetting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been whetting
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