Translation of "whet" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /wet/ us -tt-
whet sb’s appetite

to increase someone’s interest in and wish for something, usually by giving them a small experience of it

abrió el apetito a alguien
I’ve read an excerpt of the book on the Web and it’s whetted my appetite.
That one kiss had whetted his appetite.

old use to sharpen the blade of a knife or similar tool

He whetted his knife against the stone.

(Translation of “whet” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /wet/ (past tense, past participle whetted)

to sharpen (a tool) by rubbing it on a grindstone or whetstone.


to make (one’s appetite) keen

despertar, abrir
Here’s a delicious pasta dish that will really whet your appetite.
whetstone noun

a stone for sharpening the blades of knives etc.

piedra de amolar

(Translation of “whet” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)