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brew

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verb \ˈbrü\

Simple Definition of brew

  • : to make (beer, ale, etc.)

  • : to make (coffee, tea, etc.)

  • : to start to form

Full Definition of brew

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to prepare (as beer or ale) by steeping, boiling, and fermentation or by infusion and fermentation

  3. 2 a :  to bring about :  foment <brew trouble> b :  contrive

  4. 3 :  to prepare (as tea) by infusion in hot water

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to brew beer or ale

  7. 2 :  to be in the process of forming <a storm is brewing>

brew·er play \ˈbrü-ər, ˈbru̇(-ə)r\ noun

Examples of brew

  1. They brew the beer on the premises.

  2. The restaurant also brews its own ginger ale and root beer.

  3. They've been brewing in the new brewery since March.

  4. I'll brew another pot of tea.

  5. It feels like there's a storm brewing.



Origin of brew

Middle English, from Old English brēowan; akin to Latin fervēre to boil — more at barm


First Known Use: before 12th century


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brew

noun

Simple Definition of brew

  • : a drink (such as beer or ale) that is made by brewing

  • : a cup of tea

  • : a mixture of different things

Full Definition of brew

  1. 1 a :  a brewed beverage (as beer) b :  a serving of a brewed beverage <quaff a few brews> c :  something produced by or as if by brewing

  2. 2 :  the process of brewing

Examples of brew

  1. I'll buy you a brew.

  2. a manufacturer of specialty brews

  3. a perfect cup of brew

  4. time for a quick brew



Circa 1510

First Known Use of brew

circa 1510


BREW Defined for Kids

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brew

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verb \ˈbrü\

Definition of brew

brewedbrew·ing

  1. 1 :  to make (beer) from water, malt, and hops

  2. 2 :  to prepare by soaking in hot water <brew tea>

  3. 3 :  2plan 2 <He's brewing mischief.>

  4. 4 :  to start to form <A storm is brewing.>

brew·er noun



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brew

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noun

Definition of brew

  1. :  something made by brewing





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