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vet

noun [C] uk   /vet/ us  

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)

vet

verb [T] uk   /vet/ (-tt-) us  
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 Korean 수의사…
in Arabic طَبيب بَيْطَري…
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 Spanish investigar, examinar…
in Portuguese veterinário…
in German untersuchen…
in Catalan veterinari, -ària…
in Japanese 獣医…
in Chinese (Simplified) 兽医, 兽医诊所…
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