brews, brewing, brewed
1) VERB If you brew tea or coffee, you make it by pouring hot water over tea leaves or ground coffee.

[V n] I'll get Venner to brew some tea...

[V n] He brewed a pot of coffee.

2) N-COUNT: usu with supp A brew is a particular kind of tea or coffee. It can also be a particular pot of tea or coffee.

She swallowed a mouthful of the hot strong brew, and wiped her eyes.

...a mild herbal brew.

3) VERB If a person or company brews beer, they make it.

[V n] I brew my own beer...

[V n] The beer is brewed at the Charles Wells Brewery.

Derived words:
brewing N-UNCOUNT

...the brewing of home-made alcohol.

4) N-COUNT: usu with supp A brew is a particular kind of beer or beer that is produced in a particular place at a particular time.
See also home-brew

Britons still consume more than 29 million pints a day, ranging over 1,000 or more different brews.

...low-alcohol brews.

5) VERB: usu cont If a storm is brewing, large clouds are beginning to form and the sky is becoming dark because there is going to be a storm.

We'd seen the storm brewing when we were out in the boat.

6) VERB: usu cont If an unpleasant or difficult situation is brewing, it is starting to develop.

At home a crisis was brewing...

There's trouble brewing.

7) N-COUNT: usu sing, N of n A brew of several things is a mixture of those things.

Most cities generate a complex brew of pollutants.

...a potent brew of smooth salesmanship and amateur psychiatry.

Phrasal Verbs:

English dictionary. 2008.


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