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verb [transitive]     vet pronunciation in American English
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present tense
present participlevetting
past tensevetted
past participlevetted
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  1. 1
    to check someone’s character or reputation to find out if they are appropriate for a particular job

    They have to vet individuals who work with children.

  2. 2
    to examine something in order to decide if it is allowed

    Party officials vetted every story that went into the paper.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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