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



    BrE BrE//bruː//
    ; NAmE NAmE//bruː//
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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a type of beer, especially one made in a particular place I thought I'd try the local brew. home brew (= beer made at home)
  2. 2[countable, usually singular] (British English, informal) an amount of tea made at one time I'll make a fresh brew. Let's have a brew.
  3. 3[countable, usually singular] a mixture of different ideas, events, etc. The movie is a potent brew of adventure, sex and comedy. His music is a heady brew (= a powerful mixture) of heavy metal and punk.
  4. Word OriginOld English brēowan (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch brouwen and German brauen.Idioms
    a witch’s/an evil brew
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    (British English, informal) an unpleasant drink that is a mixture of different things
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: brew