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vet

noun [C] uk   /vet/ us  

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: We took our cat to the vet's for its annual cat flu injection.

vet noun [C] (ARMED FORCES)

US informal for veteran noun (= a person who has served in the armed forces)

vet

verb [T] uk   /vet/ (-tt-) us  
to examine something or someone carefully to make certain that they are acceptable or suitable: During the war, the government vetted all news reports before they were published. The bank carefully vets everyone who applies for an account.
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