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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 leftovers.
to contrive, plan, or bring about:
to brew mischief.
to make a fermented alcoholic malt beverage, as beer or ale.
to boil, steep, soak, or cook:
Wait until the tea brews.
a quantity brewed in a single process.
a particular brewing or variety of malt liquor.
a hot beverage made by cooking a solid in water, especially tea or coffee.
any concoction, especially a liquid produced by a mixture of unusual ingredients:
a witches’ brew.

beer or ale.
an individual serving of beer or ale:
Let’s have a few brews after the game.

be brewing, to be forming or gathering; be in preparation:
Trouble was brewing.
Contemporary Examples

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Gal With a Suitcase Jolie Hunt December 4, 2009
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Was Demi Moore Really Addicted to Red Bull? Anneli Rufus January 31, 2012

Historical Examples

The Iron Puddler James J. Davis
Melomaniacs James Huneker
Hereward, The Last of the English Charles Kingsley
The Gaunt Gray Wolf Dillon Wallace
Cold Ghost Chester S. Geier

to make (beer, ale, etc) from malt and other ingredients by steeping, boiling, and fermentation
to prepare (a drink, such as tea) by boiling or infusing
(transitive) to devise or plan: to brew a plot
(intransitive) to be in the process of being brewed: the tea was brewing in the pot
(intransitive) to be impending or forming: there’s a storm brewing
a beverage produced by brewing, esp tea or beer: a strong brew
an instance or time of brewing: last year’s brew
a mixture: an eclectic brew of mysticism and political discontent
(Northern English, dialect) a hill

A glass, bottle, or can of beer; a beer •Brewhaha has its own variants: brewha, haha, and ha: She treated me to a brew
Coffee or tea: Dunkin’ Donuts is my kind of brew


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    noun an exhausted malt occurring as a by-product of brewing and used as a feedstuff for cattle, pigs, and sheep

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