whet appetite

whet (one's) appetite

To induce or increase one's interest in something. The first chapter of that novel really whetted my appetite—I'm eager to read more of it tonight.
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whet someone's appetite

Fig. to cause someone to be interested in something and to be eager to have, know, learn, etc., more about it. Seeing that film really whetted my sister's appetite for horror films. She now sees as many as possible. My appetite for theater was whetted when I was very young.
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Moreover; as some of the rocks which are rich in endemic species, whet appetite for mining facilities, these areas are specially chosen and such natural places rich in unique and endemic species are destroyed totally.
On UAE's Expo 2020 win, Al Saleh said that the successful bid will whet appetite of foreign investors to invest in UAE services sectors in 2014.
And, without wanting to spoil the plot for anyone, the whole thing ends with a huge cliffhanger that should whet appetite for the start of series two.
accomplishment only whet appetite for more results and even more effort to
Toptan said the oil-rich Caucasus was home to a huge part of world's energy resources, adding that these resources whet appetite of some circles.
Experience of training in London has whet appetite for two months
Three members of the Avengers make appearances to whet appetites for next summer's superhero smackdown, Infinity War.
Three members of the Avengers also appear to whet appetites for next summer's superhero smackdown, Infinity War.
Overall, Thompson demonstrates how North American slavery provided countless entertaining scenarios involving diasporic Africans and, perhaps, may have whet appetites for the later appearance of the black body on stage.
Thanks to the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, there's a chance to catch Passer's brilliant first film on the big screen--an event sure to whet appetites for more.
WHET APPETITES IN GALWAY Go West and put the appetising Galway Food Festival on your Easter menu, a delicious family-fun event showcasing the best of artisan food from 2-6 April.
It is sure to whet appetites for the forthcoming Rugby World Cup, for which Newcastle has been chosen as one of the venues.
It includes favourites from the menu at Purnell's, such as signature dishes "The Emotions of Cheese and Pineapple 'Soixante-dix'" and "From Mum to Michelin", an egg dish with haddock foam and cornflakes setting out to whet appetites as well as tempting competent home cooks to challenge themselves with more elaborate concoctions.
We're hoping it will whet appetites for what is set to take place over the course of the following few weeks during the Spectrum performing arts festival.
Ocado said that as an online retailer it was less constrained design-wise and could focus more on the brand than a bricks 'n' mortar supermarket, which would normally use food images to whet appetites and signpost.