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1. A standard abbreviation of "veterinarian." We need to take the dog to the vet. She's been vomiting all day. I love animals, so I want to be a vet when I grow up.
2. informal An abbreviation of "(military) veteran." The senator has been pushing to provide better services and opportunities to vets when they come home from war. The candidate is a distinguished vet, decorated for her valiant efforts during the Gulf War.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
1. n. a veterinarian. (Standard English.) The vet didn’t charge much to look at the turtle.
2. tv. to give a medical examination to and treat a person (or an animal). The doctor vetted me quickly and charged an unbelievable sum for it.
3. n. a (war) veteran. The vets in the hospitals across the land appreciate your kindness.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
- bite on
- bite on (something or someone)
- bite on someone
- put (someone or something) out of its/(one's) misery
- put out of misery
- put some creature out of its misery
- put somebody/something out of their/its misery
- put someone out of his or her misery
- put someone out of their misery
- put something out of its misery