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English definition of “vet”

vet

noun [C]  /vet/ us  

vet noun [C] (MILITARY PERSON)

short form ofveteran (= a person who was in the military)

vet noun [C] (ANIMAL DOCTOR)

short form ofveterinarian

vet

verb [T]  /vet/ (-tt-) us  

vet verb [T] (EXAMINE)

to study something, or to examine a person’s record to see that it is acceptable or accurate: All agencies must carefully vet new workers. Before we signed this contract, our lawyer vetted it.
(Definition of vet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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