brew

[ broo ]
/ bru /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to make a fermented alcoholic malt beverage, as beer or ale.
to boil, steep, soak, or cook: Wait until the tea brews.

noun

Idioms for brew

    be brewing, to be forming or gathering; be in preparation: Trouble was brewing.

Origin of brew

before 900; Middle English brewen, Old English brēowan; akin to Dutch brouwen, German brauen, Old Norse brugga

OTHER WORDS FROM brew

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH brew

brewed broodbrews bruise
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British Dictionary definitions for brew (1 of 2)

brew1
/ (bruː) /

verb

noun

See also brew up

Derived forms of brew

brewer, noun

Word Origin for brew

Old English brēowan; related to Old Norse brugga, Old Saxon breuwan, Old High German briuwan

British Dictionary definitions for brew (2 of 2)

brew2
/ (bruː) /

noun

Northern English dialect a hill
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