- 1[transitive, intransitive] stew (something) to cook something slowly, or allow something to cook slowly, in liquid in a closed dish stewed apricots The meat needs to stew for two hours.
- 2 [intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to think or worry about something I've been stewing over the problem for a while. If you're feeling upset, try not to stew. Idioms
NAmE//stu//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stew
he / she / it stews
past simple stewed
-ing form stewing
to leave someone to worry and suffer the unpleasant effects of their own actions
let somebody stew (in their own juice) (informal)jump to other results