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To be arousing someone
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Present participle for to cause to become sharp or sharper
“She took out her dagger and began to whet its blade in even, rhythmic strokes.”
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Present participle for to excite or stimulate (someone's desire, interest, or appetite)
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“To show off his intelligence, and to whet his ego.”
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Present participle for to become or make more intense
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