American English

Definition of stew noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[uncountable, countable]
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  • a dish of meat and vegetables cooked slowly in liquid in a container that has a lid beef stew and dumplings I'm making a stew for lunch.
  • Idioms
    get (yourself)/be in a stew (about/over something) (informal)
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    to become/feel very anxious or upset about something There's no point getting in a stew about it.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: stew