wet (oneself)

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wet (oneself)

1. Literally, to urinate while wearing one's clothing. I had to go to the bathroom so bad that I'd nearly wet myself by the time I made it home. Sarah has just finished potty training, but she still wets herself from time to time.
2. To laugh hysterically or uncontrollably. (Usually used in the continuous tense.) Raj's new boyfriend is hilarious, he had us wetting ourselves through the whole lunch!
3. To be extremely excited or giddy. (Usually used in the continuous tense.) Abigail and I were nearly wetting ourselves with excitement for the concert to start!
See also: wet

ˈwet yourself


wet your ˈpants/ˈknickers

(informal) accidentally urinate (= get rid of water from your body) in your underwear: I was laughing so much I almost wet myself!
See also: wet


1. mod. alcohol intoxicated. He’s been drinking since noon and is pretty wet.
2. mod. having to do with an area where is it legal to sell alcohol. (Compare this with dry.) Is it wet or dry in this county?
3. mod. feeble; in the manner of a nerd. Tom is totally wet. What a jerk.
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As players, we are wetting ourselves thinking it is funny but Kevin is trying to keep a straight face, trying to tell us what to do.
Whenever Danny and Clive were on the stage, we were wetting ourselves and having a great time; whether we were getting soaked with a fire extinguisher, marvelling at magic tricks or giggling at their innuendo-laden banter.
Oh my God, in Acorn Antiques The Musical there were some nights on stage when we were all genuinely nearly wetting ourselves and I used to stop in the middle of my big song and say, 'Can you just mop down the third row?' Every night I just couldn't wait to say the line, 'In the war we had to paint condoms on with gravy browning there was a rubber shortage.' The other line I loved was when a character says, 'I'm just going to log on,' and I said, 'Let me just check there's a clean towel.' Just hilarious.
Out with Fiona Duff and Dynamite when Fiona tells a story which has us all wetting ourselves - it is on this week's podcast.
'Shaun and I have such a laugh playing our scenes together, we're often quite, quite hysterical and end up wetting ourselves!' she laughs.
Of course, the irony is that there's a camera hidden behind the mirror,and, those of us watching the show are wetting ourselves at the class's gullibility and Joly's situationist comic genius.
I bet they're at home in traction, while we're just sat there wetting ourselves.
We used to sit in there wetting ourselves. Brian said to all of us today: "Three years, lads and now we're doing our Greatest Hits".
For those who have not yet had the pleasure (keep your eyes on panel shows like Mock The Week, Have I Got News and 8 out of 10 Cats), McIntyre's chosen comedy discipline is observational humour - the minutiae of everyday life which mostly passes us by until somebody like him shows us why we should be figuratively wetting ourselves most of the time.
She recalls: "My dad would say, 'Oh God, Kelly, how embarrassing.' But we'd all be wetting ourselves laughing.
"Oh my God, he's up, he's up," we screamed, practically wetting ourselves that we were one step nearer to becoming Mrs Mark Owen.