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whet

[(h)wet] брит. / амер.

  1. сущ.; диал.

      1. заточка, правка (косы, бритвы и т. п.)

      2. период между двумя правками косы

    1. время, период, промежуток времени

      1. средство для возбуждения аппетита

      2. глоток спиртного, рюмка спиртного перед едой

  2. гл.

    1. точить, править (бритву, косу и т. п.)

    2. разжигать, раззадоривать; возбуждать (аппетит, желание)

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When news of the shipment spread, the price of coffee would drop and Miguel would profit handsomely from the difference in price, as dictated by the puts, but these profits would only whet his appetite, a small first course in the larger feast ahead.
Когда дойдут слухи о поступлении большой партии кофе, цена на него упадет — и Мигель получит значительный доход от разницы в цене. Но эти прибыли только возбудят его аппетит, как небольшая закуска перед предстоящим пиршеством.
Liss, David / The Coffee TraderЛисс, Дэвид / Торговец кофе
Торговец кофе
Лисс, Дэвид
© И. Нелюбова, перевод, 2008
© Издательский дом "Азбука-классика", 2008
© 2003 by David Liss
The Coffee Trader
Liss, David
© 2003 by David Liss
In this depressed state of the classical market, Mrs Jarley made extraordinary efforts to stimulate the popular taste, and whet the popular curiosity.
Ввиду такого застоя на классическом рынке миссис Джарлп пошла на крайние меры, чтобы пробудить в публике вкус к изящному и подстегнуть ее любознательность.
Dickens, Charles / The Old Curiosity ShopДиккенс, Чарльз / Лавка древностей
Лавка древностей
Диккенс, Чарльз
© Издательство "Правда", 1989
The Old Curiosity Shop
Dickens, Charles
© Wordsworth Editions Limited 1995
Finally, we introduced you to the basic SQL syntax and keywords (INTERSECT, EXCEPT, and UNION) for all three operations just to whet your appetite.
Здесь были представлены основные синтаксические конструкции и ключевые слова SQL (IN, INTERSECT, EXCEPT и UNION) для всех трех операций.
Viescas, John L.,Hernandez, Michael J. / SQL queries for mere mortals: a hands-on guide to data manipulation in SQLВьескас, Джон Л.,Хернандес, Майкл Дж. / SQL-запросы для простых смертных: Практическое руководство по манипулированию данными в SQL
SQL-запросы для простых смертных: Практическое руководство по манипулированию данными в SQL
Вьескас, Джон Л.,Хернандес, Майкл Дж.
© Издательство "Лори", 2003
© 2000 by Michael J. Hernandez and John L. Viescas
SQL queries for mere mortals: a hands-on guide to data manipulation in SQL
Viescas, John L.,Hernandez, Michael J.
© 2008 Pearson Education, Inc.
Then she began to whet her knife.
Затем принялась точить нож.
Lewis, Clive S. / The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeЛьюис, Клайв С. / Лев, колдунья и платяной шкаф
Лев, колдунья и платяной шкаф
Льюис, Клайв С.
© Перевод Г. Островская, 2010
© Издание на русском языке ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2010
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Lewis, Clive S.
© 1950 by C.S. Lewis Pte. Ltd.
© renewed 1978 by C.S. Lewis Pte. Ltd.
Again, this was a rhetorical overture, intended to whet the reader's appetite for the full explanation that was to follow.
Целью предложения было заинтриговать читателя, пробудить в нём любопытство к следующему далее исчерпывающему объяснению.
Dawkins, Richard / The God DelusionДокинз, Ричард / Бог как иллюзия
Бог как иллюзия
Докинз, Ричард
© 2006 by Richard Dawkins
© H. Смелкова, перевод на русский язык, 2008
© ООО "Издательская Группа Аттикус", 2008
The God Delusion
Dawkins, Richard
© Richard Dawkins 2006
he tries to whet it upon the side of one brogan, but the leather is iron hard and wet with dew.
он пробует править ее на башмаке, но кожа залубенела и мокра от росы.
Faulkner, William / Light in AugustФолкнер, Уильям / Свет в августе
Свет в августе
Фолкнер, Уильям
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1985
Light in August
Faulkner, William
© 1932 by William Faulkner
© renewed 1959 by William Faulkner
Whet would you do then, Mr. Frog?”
Что вы будете делать, господин Квак?
Мураками, Харуки / Все Божьи дети могут танцеватьMurakami, Haruki / All God's Children Can Dance
All God's Children Can Dance
Murakami, Haruki
© 2002 by Haruki Murakami
Все Божьи дети могут танцевать
Мураками, Харуки
© Haruki Murakami, 2000
© А. Замилов, перевод, 2004
© ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2004
This result was negative, but this has only whetted the appetite of other physicists who want to test deviations to Newton's law down to the microscopic level.
Итак, полученный результат оказался отрицательным, но он лишь раздразнил аппетит других физиков, которые хотят проверить закон Ньютона на предмет отклонения при расстояниях микроскопического масштаба.
Kaku, Michio / Parallel worlds : a journey through creation, higher dimensions, and the future of the cosmosКаку, Мичио / Параллельные миры: Об устройстве мироздания, высших измерениях и будущем Космоса
Параллельные миры: Об устройстве мироздания, высших измерениях и будущем Космоса
Каку, Мичио
© ООО Издательство «София», 2008
© 2005 by Michio Kaku
© «София», 2008
Parallel worlds : a journey through creation, higher dimensions, and the future of the cosmos
Kaku, Michio
© 2005 Michio Kaku
He had taken a form which looked like it had been worn and whetted by hardship. His limbs were lean, exposing the interplay of the muscles; his skin had the pale tautness of scar-tissue; his hair hung to his shoulders in a sweep of unkempt silver.
Он был сутул, словно сгорблен тяжёлыми испытаниями; руки его были тощими и до того слабыми и вялыми, словно не имели мускулатуры; кожу бороздили глубокие морщины; нечёсаные волосы ниспадали на плечи копной серебристой соломы.
Donaldson, Stephen R. / The One TreeДональдсон, Стивен Р. / Первое дерево
Первое дерево
Дональдсон, Стивен Р.
The One Tree
Donaldson, Stephen R.
© 1982 by Stephen R. Donaldson
Even Heft Galewrath's blunt features took on a whetted aspect. And Sevinhand's old sadness passed through periods of sunshine like hope.
Даже во флегматичных глазах Яростного Шторма периодически вспыхивали азартные огоньки, а застарелая боль во взгляде якорь-мастера временами сменялась светлой надеждой.
Donaldson, Stephen R. / The One TreeДональдсон, Стивен Р. / Первое дерево
Первое дерево
Дональдсон, Стивен Р.
The One Tree
Donaldson, Stephen R.
© 1982 by Stephen R. Donaldson

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(h)wetNounзаточка; правка

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whet one's whistle
выпить
whet one's whistle
глотнуть спиртного
whet one's whistle
промочить глотку
whet-stone
точильный камень

Word forms

whet

verb
Basic forms
Pastwhetted
Imperativewhet
Present Participle (Participle I)whetting
Past Participle (Participle II)whetted
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I whetwe whet
you whetyou whet
he/she/it whetsthey whet
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am whettingwe are whetting
you are whettingyou are whetting
he/she/it is whettingthey are whetting
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have whettedwe have whetted
you have whettedyou have whetted
he/she/it has whettedthey have whetted
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been whettingwe have been whetting
you have been whettingyou have been whetting
he/she/it has been whettingthey have been whetting
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I whettedwe whetted
you whettedyou whetted
he/she/it whettedthey whetted
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was whettingwe were whetting
you were whettingyou were whetting
he/she/it was whettingthey were whetting
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had whettedwe had whetted
you had whettedyou had whetted
he/she/it had whettedthey had whetted
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been whettingwe had been whetting
you had been whettingyou had been whetting
he/she/it had been whettingthey had been whetting
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will whetwe shall/will whet
you will whetyou will whet
he/she/it will whetthey will whet
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be whettingwe shall/will be whetting
you will be whettingyou will be whetting
he/she/it will be whettingthey will be whetting
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have whettedwe shall/will have whetted
you will have whettedyou will have whetted
he/she/it will have whettedthey will have whetted
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been whettingwe shall/will have been whetting
you will have been whettingyou will have been whetting
he/she/it will have been whettingthey will have been whetting
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would whetwe should/would whet
you would whetyou would whet
he/she/it would whetthey would whet
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be whettingwe should/would be whetting
you would be whettingyou would be whetting
he/she/it would be whettingthey would be whetting
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have whettedwe should/would have whetted
you would have whettedyou would have whetted
he/she/it would have whettedthey would have whetted
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been whettingwe should/would have been whetting
you would have been whettingyou would have been whetting
he/she/it would have been whettingthey would have been whetting
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am whettedwe are whetted
you are whettedyou are whetted
he/she/it is whettedthey are whetted
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being whettedwe are being whetted
you are being whettedyou are being whetted
he/she/it is being whettedthey are being whetted
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been whettedwe have been whetted
you have been whettedyou have been whetted
he/she/it has been whettedthey have been whetted
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was whettedwe were whetted
you were whettedyou were whetted
he/she/it was whettedthey were whetted
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being whettedwe were being whetted
you were being whettedyou were being whetted
he/she/it was being whettedthey were being whetted
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been whettedwe had been whetted
you had been whettedyou had been whetted
he/she/it had been whettedthey had been whetted
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be whettedwe shall/will be whetted
you will be whettedyou will be whetted
he/she/it will be whettedthey will be whetted
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been whettedwe shall/will have been whetted
you will have been whettedyou will have been whetted
he/she/it will have been whettedthey will have been whetted

whet

noun
SingularPlural
Common casewhetwhets
Possessive casewhet'swhets'