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Definition of brew verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they brew
    he / she / it brews
    past simple brewed
    -ing form brewing
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] brew (something) to make beer The beer is brewed in Wisconsin.
  2. 2[transitive] brew something to make a hot drink of tea or coffee freshly brewed coffee
  3. 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. 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.
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