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brew

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verb \ ˈbrü \

Definition of brew

transitive verb
1 :to prepare (beer, ale, etc.) by steeping, boiling, and fermentation or by infusion and fermentation
2 a :to bring about :foment
  • brew trouble
3 :to prepare (a drink or other liquid) by infusion in hot water
  • brew tea
intransitive verb
1 :to brew beer or ale
2 :to be in the process of forming
  • a storm is brewing

brewer

play \ˈbrü-ər, ˈbru̇(-ə)r\ noun

Examples of brew in a Sentence

  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.

Recent Examples of brew from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of brew

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


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brew

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Definition of brew

1 a :a brewed beverage (such as beer)
b :a serving of a brewed beverage
  • quaff a few brews
c :something produced by or as if by brewing
2 :the process of brewing

Examples of brew in a Sentence

  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

Recent Examples of brew from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'brew.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of brew

circa 1510


BREW Defined for English Language Learners

brew

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verb

Definition of brew for English Language Learners

  • : to make (beer, ale, etc.)

  • : to make (coffee, tea, etc.)

  • : to start to form


brew

noun

Definition of brew for English Language Learners

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

  • : a cup of tea

  • : a mixture of different things


BREW Defined for Kids

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brew

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verb \ ˈbrü \

Definition of brew for Students

brewed; brewing
1 :to make (beer) from water, malt, and hops
2 :to prepare by soaking in hot water
  • brew tea
3 :2plan 2
  • He's brewing mischief.
4 :to start to form
  • A storm is brewing.

brewer

noun

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brew

noun

Definition of brew for Students

:something made by brewing


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