Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of whet.
  • noun The process by which something is whetted.

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Examples

  • It doesn't make the sting of defeat any less painful, and there are some who think it's all over, but the campaign has succeeded in whetting the media's appetite for a spectacular showdown on March 4, which is already being promoted as a sequel to Super Tuesday.

    Hillary Finished? - Real Clear Politics – TIME.com

  • America's image abroad was of particular concern, for he firmly believed that movies, in whetting international appetites for the abundance and democracy promised by his liberal Americanism, could help to realize the nation's anti-Soviet foreign policy goals.

    Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood

  • The strategy seemed that of a soft opening, aimed at whetting viewers' appetites so they regularly come back and sample the network's expanding menu of new shows as they roll out.

    Oprah Network Launches

  • Meanwhile, TV shows such as MasterChef have demonstrated the importance of presentation in whetting the appetite.

    Internet picks of the week

  • The strategy seemed that of a soft opening, aimed at whetting viewers' appetites so they regularly come back and sample the network's expanding menu of new shows as they roll out.

    Oprah Network Launches

  • If my updates are only whetting your appetite, here are some other sources of up-to-the-minute information on MDRS-88:

    Liveblogging Mars (updated)

  • Researchers have transcribed and released portions of the seven treatises, whetting some scholarly appetites.

    Reading Beneath the Lines

  • From the wide common over the thick waving fragrant grass came the sweet country music of the white sleeved mowers whetting their scythes and the voices of the children at play among the fresh-cut flowery swaths.

    Weatherwatch: Midsummer in Wiltshire in 1875

  • Rising incomes are whetting China's appetite for a better diet, meaning rising demand for corn.

    After Soybeans, Corn's Flaky China Market

  • She paused, whetting their appetites, making sure every eye was upon her.

    One Billionth of a Lifetime

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