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Noun: stew  st(y)oo
  1. Agitation resulting from active worry
    "don't get in a stew";
    - fret, sweat, lather, swither
     
  2. Food prepared by stewing especially meat or fish with vegetables
Verb: stew  st(y)oo
  1. Be in a huff; be silent or sullen
    - grizzle, brood
     
  2. Bear a grudge; harbour ill feelings
    - grudge
     
  3. (cooking) cook slowly and for a long time in liquid
    "Stew the vegetables in wine"
     
  4. Suffer from intense heat
    - swelter
     
  5. Be agitated or irritated
    "don't stew over these small details";
    - fret
     
  6. [Brit] Brew tea for too long, so that the flavour is too strong

Derived forms: stewing, stews, stewed

Type of: agitation, brood, cook, dish, perspire, pout, resent, sudate, sulk, sweat, worry

Encyclopedia: Stew