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"vet" in British English

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vetnoun [C]

uk   /vet/ 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: The cat injured 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 armed forces)

vetverb [T]

uk   /vet/ 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, our lawyer 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   /vet/ us   -tt-
HR to carefully check information about someone before employing them to make certain that they are suitable, do not have a criminal record, etc.: Candidates for senior positions are vetted by the board of directors.
to carefully check information, especially financial information, 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 veterinario, -a, investigar…
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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“vet” in Business English

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