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  • Brew

    to make (beer, ale, etc.) by steeping, boiling, and fermenting malt and hops. to make or prepare (a beverage, as tea) by mixing, steeping, soaking, or boiling a solid in water. to concoct, mix, or cook (a beverage or food, especially one containing unmeasured or unusual ingredients): She brewed a pot of soup from the […]

  • Be busted

    Also, go bust. Become bankrupt, financially ruined. For example, Who knew that the brokerage firm would be busted? [ ; early 1800s ] Also see: under go broke Also, get busted. Be demoted, as in If you’re caught gambling you’ll get busted to private. This usage originated in the military and still most often denotes […]



  • Becalm

    to deprive (a sailing vessel) of the wind necessary to move it; subject to a calm: The schooner was becalmed in the horse latitudes for two weeks. Archaic. to calm; pacify. Historical Examples One sail is also said to becalm another when the wind is aft. Practical Boat-Sailing Douglas Frazar Ships are generally obliged to […]

  • Became

    simple past tense of become. to come, change, or grow to be (as specified): He became tired. to come into being. to be attractive on; befit in appearance; look well on: That gown becomes you. to be suitable or necessary to the dignity, situation, or responsibility of: conduct that becomes an officer. become of, to […]



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