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stew

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[ stoo, styoo ]
/ stu, styu /
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verb (used with object)

to cook (food) by simmering or slow boiling.

verb (used without object)

noun

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Idioms for stew

    stew in one's own juice, to suffer the consequences of one's own actions.

Origin of stew

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1350–1400; Middle English stewen, stuwen to take a sweat bath <Middle French estuver, verbal derivative of estuve sweat room of a bath; see stove1

synonym study for stew

1. See boil1.

OTHER WORDS FROM stew

stew·a·ble, adjective

Definition for stew (2 of 2)

stew2
[ stoo, styoo ]
/ stu, styu /

noun Slang.

a male or female flight attendant.

Origin of stew

2
1970–1975; shortening of steward or stewardess
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British Dictionary definitions for stew (1 of 2)

stew1
/ (stjuː) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for stew

C14 stuen to take a very hot bath, from Old French estuver, from Vulgar Latin extūfāre (unattested), from ex- 1 + (unattested) tūfus vapour, from Greek tuphos

British Dictionary definitions for stew (2 of 2)

stew2
/ (stjuː) /

noun British

a fishpond or fishtank
an artificial oyster bed

Word Origin for stew

C14: from Old French estui, from estoier to shut up, confine, ultimately from Latin studium study
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Idioms and Phrases with stew

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