- 1 [transitive, intransitive] brew (something) to make beer The beer is brewed in Wisconsin.
- 2[transitive] brew something to make a hot drink of tea or coffee freshly brewed coffee
- 3 [intransitive] (of tea or coffee) to be mixed with hot water and become ready to drink Always let tea brew for a few minutes.
- 4 [intransitive] (usually used in the progressive tenses) if something unpleasant is brewing, it seems likely to happen soon Trouble has been brewing for some time now. A storm was brewing out at sea.
NAmE//bru//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they brew
he / she / it brews
past simple brewed
-ing form brewing