Word of the Day: Whet
Whet is a verb, and it means to rub on with something or to sharpen. You can whet a knife with stone, for example. It can also mean to excite, stimulate or instigate.
There’s nothing like a global financial crisis to whet appetites for business news. (USA Today)
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Mr. Lawrence said the problems had contributed to the scarcity of the machines. He said, however, that the shortages had helped whet public demand. (NY Times)
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