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Noun: stewing  st(y)oo-ing
  1. An extreme state of worry and agitation
    "his stewing over the fight kept him awake most of the night"
  2. Cooking in a liquid that has been brought to a boil
    - boiling, simmering
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

Derived forms: stewings

Type of: agitation, brood, cook, cookery, cooking, perspire, pout, preparation, resent, sudate, sulk, sweat, worry

Encyclopedia: Stewing