Translation of whet in Spanish:


estimular, v.

Pronunciation: /wɛt//(h)wɛt/

transitive verb

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    (curiosity/interest) estimular
    (interest/curiosity) avivar
    the walk whetted our appetites la caminata nos abrió el apetito
    • the experience had whetted her appetite for foreign travel la experiencia había hecho que le tomara el gusto a viajar por el extranjero
    • The ingredients are fresh and tasty, and it's a nice way to whet your palate for the flavours to come.
    • Just to whet our appetites, and to make us more appreciative of history in the making.
    • If both of these dishes were meant to whet the palate for something more flavourful, they certainly did the trick.
    • A house suited for quiet family life but within an hour of Dublin whets the appetite of country loving commuters.
    • Fish and prawn kababs in mint and garlic chutney and squid fritters in hot garlic sauce whet the palate for the sumptuous spread.
    • After whetting the whistle at the pub, many will go on to dance at one of London's countless dance clubs.
    • They whet the palate by forcing you to tune into subtleties in flavouring and the natural tastes of the very fresh ingredients.
    • The first thing brought to the table is a bowl of fresh, lightly salted peas in their pods, to whet the palate for more beer - serving the same purpose as salty popcorn in local drinking holes.
    • For people living in an oppressed or corrupt society, the truth can whet demand for change.
    • To show off his intelligence, and to whet his ego.
    • Another way to whet the knowledge of students on medical quiz.
    • Workers went through massive upheaval and militant struggle during the First World War and their radicalism was whetted by news of the Russian Revolution.
    • That daily hour and a half of repetitious activity is necessary to whet the fine edge of our skills to razor sharpness.
    • Apart from the gig guaranteeing a great way to bring in the New Year, it should also whet fans' palates for the release of their new album early next year.
    • The elements in this dish could work well together, but the overall effect just isn't subtle enough to whet your palate for more.
    • There is a range of inspired burger variations, but anyone who recoils from a slab of red meat will find plenty to whet the tastebuds from the fish, chicken and vegetarian selections.
    • All right, here's something else to whet your whistle, low-carb, low-calorie drinks, you're seeing a lot more new versions of these.
    • I hope I've whetted your appetite without giving away too many details, so that you will consider picking up this book yourself - after all, it's out in paperback at the beginning of February.
    • It also whet the tastebuds of an unfriendly adder - Britain's only poisonous snake species.
    • It should be a platform for all film-makers to exchange their ideas and whet their skills.
    • Using the clear water from the pool, Mo Ye and Gan Jiang whetted swords on this stone to hone their cutting-edges.
    • Timothy whetted the knife he used to butcher the goats.
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