- 1[transitive, intransitive] brew something to make beer This beer is brewed in the Czech Republic.
- 2[transitive] brew something to make a hot drink of tea or coffee freshly brewed coffee
- 3[intransitive] (especially British English) (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] brew (up) (usually used in the progressive tenses) if something unpleasant is brewing or brewing up, it seems likely to happen soon Trouble has been brewing for some time now. A storm was brewing up out at sea. Word Origin Old English brēowan (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch brouwen and German brauen. Phrasal Verbsbrew up
BrE BrE//bruː//; NAmE NAmE//bruː//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they brew
BrE BrE//bruː//; NAmE NAmE//bruː//he / she / it brews
BrE BrE//bruːz//; NAmE NAmE//bruːz//past simple brewed
BrE BrE//bruːd//; NAmE NAmE//bruːd//past participle brewed
BrE BrE//bruːd//; NAmE NAmE//bruːd//-ing form brewing
BrE BrE//ˈbruːɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbruːɪŋ//