verb (used with object)
to cook (food) by simmering or slow boiling.
verb (used without object)
to undergo cooking by simmering or slow boiling.
Informal. to fret, worry, or fuss:
He stewed about his chaotic state of affairs all day.
to feel uncomfortable due to a hot, humid, stuffy atmosphere, as in a closed room; swelter.
a preparation of meat, fish, or other food cooked by stewing, especially a mixture of meat and vegetables.
Informal. a state of agitation, uneasiness, or worry.
a brothel; whorehouse.
stews, a neighborhood occupied chiefly by brothels.
Obsolete. a vessel for boiling or stewing.
stew in one’s own juice, to suffer the consequences of one’s own actions.
a dish of meat, fish, or other food, cooked by stewing
(as modifier): stew pot
(informal) a difficult or worrying situation or a troubled state (esp in the phrase in a stew)
a heterogeneous mixture: a stew of people of every race
(usually pl) (archaic) a brothel
(obsolete) a public room for hot steam baths
to cook or cause to cook by long slow simmering
(intransitive) (informal) to be troubled or agitated
(intransitive) (informal) to be oppressed with heat or crowding
to cause (tea) to become bitter or (of tea) to become bitter through infusing for too long
stew in one’s own juice, to suffer unaided the consequences of one’s actions
a fishpond or fishtank
an artificial oyster bed
In addition to the idiom beginning with stew
noun 1. a pan for stewing; saucepan.
noun 1. a large, heavy, covered pot used for making stews.
noun 1. an industrial city in N central Austria, in Upper Austria. Pop: 39 340 (2001)
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