WHET, v.t. pret. and pp. whetted or whet. G.
1. To rub for the purpose of sharpening, as an edge tool; to sharpen by attrition; as, to whet a sythe or an ax.
2. To provoke; to excite; to stimulate; as, to whet the appetite.
3. To provoke; to make angry or acrimonious.
Since Cassius first did whet me against Cesar, I have not slept.
To whet on or whet forward, to urge on; to instigate. Not used nor proper.
1. The act of sharpening by friction.
2. Something that provokes or stimulates the appetite; as sips, drams and whets.