wet

wet
wet1 W3S2 [wet] adj comparative wetter superlative wettest
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1¦(water/liquid)¦
2¦(weather)¦
3¦(paint/ink etc)¦
4¦(person)¦
5¦(baby)¦
6 somebody is all wet
7 be wet behind the ears
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[: Old English; Origin: wAt]
1.) ¦(WATER/LIQUID)¦
covered in or full of water or another liquid
≠ ↑dry
I've washed your shirt but it's still wet.
wet grass
get (sth) wet
Take an umbrella or you'll get wet.
wet with
His face was wet with sweat.
The man in the boat was wet through (=completely wet) .
soaking/dripping/sopping wet
(=very wet)
The towel was soaking wet.
2.) ¦(WEATHER)¦
rainy
There's more wet weather on the way.
It's very wet outside.
the wettest summer on record
3.) ¦(PAINT/INK ETC)¦
not yet dry
The paint's still wet.
4.) ¦(PERSON)¦
BrE informal someone who is wet does not have a strong character, or is not willing to do something that you think they should do - used to show disapproval
Don't be so wet! Just tell them you don't want to go.
5.) ¦(BABY)¦
if a child or its ↑nappy is wet, the nappy is full of ↑urine
6.) sb is all wet
AmE informal someone is completely wrong
7.) be wet behind the ears informal
very young and without much experience of life
>wetly adv
>wetness n [U]
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WORD FOCUS: wet
very wet: soaked, drenched
a little wet: damp, moist
wet and soft: soggy
when the air feels wet: humid, damp, muggy
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wet 2
wet2 past tense and past participle wet or wetted present participle wetting
v [T]
1.) to make something wet
Wet your hair and apply the shampoo.
2.) to make yourself, your clothes, or your bed wet because you pass water from your body by accident
wet yourself
I nearly wet myself I was so scared.
Sam's wet his bed again.
wet 3
wet3 n
1.) the wet
the rain
in the wet
The path is steep and dangerous in the wet.
2.) BrE
a politician who belongs to the ↑conservative party, and who supports very ↑moderate ideas - used to show disapproval
Tory wets
3.) BrE informal someone who does not have a strong character, or is not willing to do something that you think they should do - used to show disapproval
Go on! Don't be such a wet!

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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