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"wet" in British English

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wetadjective

uk   /wet/  us   /wet/ (wetter, wettest)
  • wet adjective (NOT DRY)

A2 covered in ​water or another ​liquid: a wet ​floor a wet ​umbrella wet ​hair My ​bike got wet in the ​rain. I had to ​ride my ​bike in the ​rain and got soaking (= very) wet.informal You ​poor thing - you're all (= very) wet.
B1 Wet ​paint, ​ink, or a ​similarsubstance has not had ​time to ​dry and ​become hard: The paint's still wet. a ​notice saying "Wet ​paint!"
A2 used to ​describeweather or ​periods of ​time when ​rainfalls: We've had wet ​weather all ​week. This is the first wet ​day for two ​months. The ​presentation will take ​placeindoors if it's wet.
be wet through
to be ​completely wet: Come in ​quickly - you're wet through.

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wetly
adverb uk   /ˈwet.li/  us   /ˈwet.li/
wetness
noun [U] uk   /ˈwet.nəs/  us   /ˈwet.nəs/
A lot of the wetness will ​evaporate before the ​rainreaches the plant’s ​roots.

wetverb [T]

uk   /wet/  us   /wet/
to make something wet: Wet the ​powderthoroughly and ​mix to ​removelumps. He wetted a ​dishcloth and ​tried to ​rub the ​mark away.
wet yourself
to ​urinate in ​yourclothes by ​accident
wet the/your bed
to ​urinate in ​yourbed by ​accident: She still sometimes wets the ​bed at ​night.

wetnoun

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

"wet" in American English

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wetadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /wet/ (-tt-)
with ​liquid in, on, or around something; not ​dry: I ​stepped in a ​puddle of ​water and got my ​shoes wet.
If ​paint, ​ink, etc., is wet, it has not had ​time to ​dry.
Wet ​weather is ​weather with ​rain.
wetness
noun [U]  us   /ˈwet·nəs/
A lot of the wetness will ​evaporate before the ​rainreaches the plant’s ​roots.

wetverb [T]

 us   /wet/ (present participle wetting, past tense and past participle wet or wetted)
A ​person, esp. a ​child, who wets something ​causes it to ​become wet by urinating: He still sometimes wets his ​bed.
(Definition of wet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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