[ brahy ]
/ braɪ /
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a suspension of finely divided tissue in an isotonic medium, used chiefly as a culture for certain viruses.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Origin of brei
<German: mush; akin to Old English brīg, brīw soup
Words nearby brei
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Example sentences from the Web for brei
Er geht herum, wie die Katze um den heissen Brei—He goes round it like a cat round hot broth.
British Dictionary definitions for brei
/ (breɪ) /
verb breis, breiing or breid
Also: brey (intr) Southern African informal to speak with a uvular r, esp in AfrikaansCompare burr 2
Word Origin for brei
C20: from Afrikaans; compare bray 1
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