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Language: Old English
Origin: hwettan

whet

verb
     
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whet past tense and past participle whetted, present participle whetting [transitive]
1

whet somebody's appetite (for something)

if an experience whets your appetite for something, it increases your desire for it:
The view from the Quai bridge had whetted my appetite for a trip on the lake.
2 literaryTZ to make the edge of a blade sharp

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