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vetnoun [C]

uk   us   /vet/

vet noun [C] (ANIMAL DOCTOR)

B1 (UK formal veterinary surgeon, US formal veterinarian) a person with a medical degree trained to take care of the health of animals: The farmer called the vet out to treat a sick cow. (UK also vet's) the office where a vet works: We took our cat to the vet's for its annual cat flu injection.

vet noun [C] (ARMED FORCES)

US informal for veteran noun (= a person who has served in the armed forces)

vetverb [T]

uk   us   /vet/ (-tt-)
to examine something or someone carefully to make certain that they are acceptable or suitable: During the war, the government vetted all news reports before they were published. The bank carefully vets everyone who applies for an account.
Translations of “vet”
in Arabic طَبيب بَيْطَري…
in Korean 수의사…
in Malaysian menyemak…
in French examiner de près…
in Turkish veteriner, baytar…
in Italian veterinario, -a…
in Chinese (Traditional) 獸醫, 獸醫診所…
in Russian ветеринар…
in Polish weterynarz…
in Vietnamese xem xét chặt chẽ…
in Spanish investigar, examinar…
in Portuguese veterinário…
in Thai ตรวจสอบ…
in German untersuchen…
in Catalan veterinari, -ària…
in Japanese 獣医…
in Indonesian menyidik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 兽医, 兽医诊所…
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