Definition of brew verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    brew

     verb
    verb
    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//
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] brew something to make beer This beer is brewed in the Czech Republic.
  2. 2[transitive] brew something to make a hot drink of tea or coffee freshly brewed coffee
  3. 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. 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.
  5. Word Origin Old English brēowan (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch brouwen and German brauen. Phrasal Verbsbrew up
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