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

Derived forms: stews, stewing, stewed

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

Encyclopedia: Stew