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wet

adjective 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 cycle in the rain and got soaking (= very) wet.informal You poor thing - you're all (= very) wet.B1 Wet paint, ink, or a similar substance has not had time to dry and become hard: The paint's still wet. a notice saying "Wet paint!"A2 used to describe weather or periods of time when rain falls: We've had wet weather all week. This is the first wet day for two months. The presentation will take place indoors 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)

used to describe someone who has a weak character and does not express any forceful opinions: Don't be so wet.
wetly
adverb uk   us   /ˈwet.li/
wetness
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈwet.nəs/
A lot of the wetness will evaporate before the rain reaches the plant’s roots.

wet

verb [T] uk   us   /wet/
to make something wet: Wet the powder thoroughly and mix to remove lumps. He wetted a cloth and tried to rub the mark away.wet yourself to urinate in your clothes by accidentwet the/your bed to urinate in your bed by accident: She still sometimes wets the bed at night.

wet

noun uk   us   /wet/

wet noun (WATER)

[U] liquid, especially water: Don't put your newspaper 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 weak character and does not express any forceful opinions: Come on Tom, don't be such a wet! [C] UK disapproving a member of the Conservative Party in Britain with no strong or extreme opinions
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