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vet

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noun \ˈvet\

Definition of vet



Examples of vet in a sentence

  1. I have to take my dog to the vet.



1862

First Known Use of vet

1862

Rhymes with vet


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vet

verb

Simple Definition of vet

  • : to investigate (someone) thoroughly to see if they should be approved or accepted for a job

  • : to check (something) carefully to make sure it is acceptable

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of vet

vettedvetting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to provide veterinary care for (an animal) or medical care for (a person) b :  to subject (a person or animal) to a physical examination or checkup

  3. 2 a :  to subject to usually expert appraisal or correction <vet a manuscript> b :  to evaluate for possible approval or acceptance <vet the candidates for a position>

vetter noun

Examples of vet in a sentence

  1. They vetted her thoroughly before offering her the job.

  2. The book was vetted by several different editors.

  3. He's already vetted the plan, so we can start right away.



1891

First Known Use of vet

1891


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vet

adjective or noun

Definition of vet

  1. :  veteran



1848

First Known Use of vet

1848


VET Defined for Kids

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vet

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noun \ˈvet\

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vet

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noun

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