1. To make more keen; stimulate
2. Make more acute
The word ‘Whet’ sounds like ‘wet’. Remember how before whetting you knife that is making it sharper you actually have to ‘wet’ it a little or apply some water to it.
1. The butcher started to whet his knife in order to cut the fresh meat.
2. Did you know that you whet his curiosity as you got closer to the climax of the story?
3. The hot weather will whet her thirst for a cool drink.