… someone’s appetite: wet or whet

The expression ‘whet someone’s appetite’ is often incorrectly written as ‘wet someone’s appetite’. The correct form is ‘whet’, not ‘wet’.

Whet somebody’s appetite:

To increase someone’s interest in something or their wish for it.

  1. Let him have some money to whet his appetite before we discuss the contract.
  2. That simple smile whetted her appetite.

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