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whet

verb   /wet/ (-tt-)
whet sb’s appetite
to increase someone’s interest in and wish for something, usually by giving them a small experience of it abrió el apetito a alguien I’ve read an excerpt of the book on the Web and it’s whetted my appetite. That one kiss had whetted his appetite.2415
old use to sharpen the blade of a knife or similar tool afilar He whetted his knife against the stone.1955
(Definition of whet from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

whet

verb /wet/ ( past tense, past participle whetted)
to sharpen (a tool) by rubbing it on a grindstone or whetstone. afilar
to make (one’s appetite) keen despertar, abrir Here’s a delicious pasta dish that will really whet your appetite.
whetstone noun
a stone for sharpening the blades of knives etc. piedra de amolar
(Definition of whet from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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