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Investigate someone thoroughly, especially in order to ensure that they are suitable for a job requiring secrecy, loyalty, or trustworthiness.

Derives from late 14th century Norway where you would investigate and check if a visitor was a vette (a supernatural being or troll) before letting them into your home.

The origin of the word is Proto-Germanic *wihti and is related to the german word "Wicht" and english "wight" and Old Norse ; «vǣt(t)r».
Robert is vetting Donald.

We should have vetted Donald before we hired him.
by tjisinkweilo August 29, 2018
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"allow it" means to just leave something alone, or don't worry about it. People in West London say this quite often.
Ahmed: Wanna walk to the station?
Joseph: Nah, allow it blud, can't be arsed, I'mma get the bus.
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Vetting is the process of 1) performing a background check on someone before offering them employment, nominating them to be a political candidate or corporate officer, dating someone you meet online, or conferring an award, or, 2) doing fact-checking prior to accepting something as being true and/or making any decision. Also "vet", "To vet"
1) The FBI engages in vetting before hiring anyone.
2) Before accepting anything the Mainstream Media publishes is true, I engage in vetting to assess for my self if it is true.
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a common pastime of middle age men wherein they pick up younger women in flashy cars
Joe and I went vetting last night and ended up with two hot honeys.
by JD81 December 28, 2007
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A verb used to describe the action of always leaving work to take vacations
I know I just returned from Aruba, but my husband and I are still vett-ing to Myrtle Beach next week.
by B-Rye P February 07, 2019
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