verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- stevenson, robert louis,
- stevin, simon,
- stew in one's own juice,
Origin of stew1
Origin of stew2
Examples from the Web for stew
“Gronkowski” itself never manages to sound more erotic than the name of a hearty Polish stew or a D-list WWE performer.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Sometimes there'd be a whole flock of guys, and she'd give us a stew or a thick soup.
We can only sit and stew in our conviction that anime is becoming an important port of inspiration.
Stray-dog problem under control and plentiful servings of stew available at Olympic hotel restaurants.Up to a Point: PJ on Sochi Stray Dog Stew and 1-800-F*CKYOU|P. J. O’Rourke|February 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The heartwarming scent of the stew drifted on a soft breeze of jasmine.Two Chickens, an Old Guitar, and a Group of Strangers: A Life-Changing Feast in Brazil|Annabel Langbein|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Wash and stew: Stew or bake from twenty to thirty minutes after thorough washing, being the recognized mode.Boy Scouts Handbook|Boy Scouts of America
Ah, but he rated himself pitilessly as he bent his flushed face over his plate of stew.Brothers of Peril|Theodore Goodridge Roberts
They should stew very slowly till tender, and not be seasoned till just before they are taken up.The American Housewife|Anonymous
Stew the meat until tender, in considerable liquid as when you put into the paste much of that will be absorbed.Clayton's Quaker Cook-Book|H. J. Clayton
When the duck is nearly done, throw in the olives, and let all stew together about five minutes or more.Domestic French Cookery, 4th ed.|Sulpice Baru
- a dish of meat, fish, or other food, cooked by stewing
- (as modifier)stew pot
Word Origin for stew
Word Origin for stew
c.1400, "to bathe in a steam bath," from Old French estuver (French étuver) "bathe, stew," of uncertain origin. Common Romanic (cf. Spanish estufar, Italian stufare), possibly from Vulgar Latin *extufare "evaporate," from ex- "out" + *tufus "vapor, steam," from Greek typhos "smoke." Cf. Old English stuf-bæþ "hot-air bath;" see stove. Meaning "to boil slowly, to cook meat by simmering it in liquid" is attested from early 15c. The meaning "to be left to the consequences of one's actions" is from 1650s, from figurative expression to stew in one's own juices. Slang stewed "drunk" first attested 1737.
c.1300, "vessel for cooking," from stew (v.). Later "heated room" (late 14c.). The noun meaning "stewed meat with vegetables" is first recorded 1756; Irish stew is attested from 1814. The obsolete slang meaning "brothel" (mid-14c., usually plural, stews) is from an earlier sense of "public bath house," carried over from Old French and reflecting the reputation of such houses.
In addition to the idiom beginning with stew
- stew in one's own juice
- in a stew