wet - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
adjective 

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/wet/
adjectivewet
comparativewetter
superlativewettest
  1. 1
    covered with water or another liquid

    You’d better come in or you’ll get wet.

    wet with:

    Her forehead was wet with sweat.

    soaking/sopping/dripping wet (=very wet):

    My socks and shoes were soaking wet.

    all wet:

    The baby needs a dry nappy-this one’s all wet.

    wet through (=completely wet):

    Where have you been? You’re wet through!

  2. 3
    if the weather is wet, it is raining

    We’ve had a lot of cold, wet, and windy weather recently.

    The climate in Seattle is rather wet.

    1. a.

      the wet

      British rain

      Don’t stand out there in the wet.

  3. 4
    British informal someone who is wet does not have much confidence or determination