wet Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"wet" in British English

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uk   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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wet adjective (WEAK)

UK used to ​describe someone who has a ​weakcharacter and does not ​express any ​forcefulopinions: Don't be so wet.
adverb uk   us   /ˈwet.li/
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈwet.nəs/
A lot of the wetness will ​evaporate before the ​rainreaches the plant’s ​roots.

wetverb [T]

uk   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 ​accidentwet the/your bed to ​urinate in ​yourbed by ​accident: She still sometimes wets the ​bed at ​night.


uk   us   /wet/ UK

wet noun (WATER)

[U] liquid, ​especiallywater: Don't put ​yournewspaper down in the wet.the wet mainly UK wet ​weather: Don't ​leave it out there in the wet.

wet noun (PERSON)

[C] UK disapproving someone who has a ​weakcharacter and does not ​express any ​forcefulopinions: Come on Tom, don't be such a wet! [C] UK disapproving a ​member of the ​Conservative Party in ​Britain with no ​strong or ​extremeopinions
(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.
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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