vet

1
[ vet ]
/ vɛt /
Informal.

noun

verb (used with object), vet·ted, vet·ting.

to examine or treat in one's capacity as a veterinarian or as a doctor.
to appraise, verify, or check for accuracy, authenticity, validity, etc.: An expert vetted the manuscript before publication.

verb (used without object), vet·ted, vet·ting.

to work as a veterinarian.

Origin of vet

1
First recorded in 1860–65; short for veterinarian
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British Dictionary definitions for vetting (1 of 2)

vet1
/ (vɛt) /

noun

verb vets, vetting or vetted

(tr) mainly British to make a prior examination and critical appraisal of (a person, document, scheme, etc)the candidates were well vetted See also positive vetting
to examine, treat, or cure (an animal)

British Dictionary definitions for vetting (2 of 2)

vet2
/ (vɛt) /

noun

US and Canadian short for veteran (def. 2), veteran (def. 3)
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