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Meaning of “vet” in the English Dictionary

"vet" in British English

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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 ​medicaldegreetrained to take ​care of the ​health of ​animals: The ​farmer called the vet out to ​treat a ​sickcow. (UK also vet's) the ​office where a vet ​works: The ​catinjured her ​paw, so I took her to the vet.
  • vet noun [C] (ARMED FORCES)

US informal for veteran noun (= a ​person who has ​served in the ​armedforces)

vetverb [T]

uk   us   /vet/ (-tt-) mainly UK
(Definition of vet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vet" in American English

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vetnoun [C]

 us   /vet/
  • vet noun [C] (MILITARY PERSON)

short form ofveteran (= a ​person who was in the ​military)
  • vet noun [C] (ANIMAL DOCTOR)

short form ofveterinarian

vetverb [T]

 us   /vet/ (-tt-)
  • 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, ​ourlawyer vetted it.
(Definition of vet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"vet" in Business English

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vetverb [T]

uk   us   /vet/ (-tt-)
HR to carefully ​checkinformation about someone before ​employing them to make ​certain that they are suitable, do not have a ​criminalrecord, etc.: Candidates for ​seniorpositions are vetted by the ​board of ​directors.
to carefully ​checkinformation, especially ​financialinformation, about someone who is ​applying for a ​loan or to ​rent or ​buy a ​property: Mortgage ​lenders are now vetting ​applicants more carefully.
to ​examine something carefully to make ​certain it is suitable, ​correct, etc.: The ​results of the ​survey have been carefully vetted by ​independent researchers.
vetting
noun [U]
Credit-card ​companies have ​tightened their vetting ​procedures.
(Definition of vet from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “vet”
in Korean 수의사…
in Arabic طَبيب بَيْطَري…
in Malaysian menyemak…
in French examiner de près…
in Russian ветеринар…
in Chinese (Traditional) 獸醫, 獸醫診所…
in Italian veterinario, -a…
in Turkish veteriner, baytar…
in Polish weterynarz…
in Spanish investigar, examinar…
in Vietnamese xem xét chặt chẽ…
in Portuguese veterinário…
in Thai ตรวจสอบ…
in German untersuchen…
in Catalan veterinari, -ària…
in Japanese 獣医…
in Chinese (Simplified) 兽医, 兽医诊所…
in Indonesian menyidik…
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