Brew meaning

bro͝o
The definition of brew means to make something to drink by mixing parts together, boiling and steeping, or making a plan.

An example of to brew is making homemade beer.

An example of to brew is making coffee in a French press.

An example of to brew is plotting to free the animals at a zoo.

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(UK, informal) A hill.
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To make (ale or beer) from malt and hops by infusion, boiling, and fermentation.
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To begin to form.
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(UK, New Zealand) A cup of tea.
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To make (a beverage) by boiling, steeping, or mixing various ingredients.

Brew tea.

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To concoct; devise.

Brew a plot to overthrow the government.

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To make ale or beer as an occupation.
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To be made by boiling or steeping.

As the coffee brewed, I paced in the kitchen.

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Something produced as if by brewing; a mix.

Their politics were a strange brew of idealism and self-interest.

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To make (beer, ale, etc.) from malt and hops by steeping, boiling, and fermenting.
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To plan (mischief, trouble, etc.); plot; scheme.
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To brew beer, ale, etc.
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A beverage that has been brewed.
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An amount brewed.
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The brewing process.
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(informal) A drink of beer.
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(Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless) An application development environment from Qualcomm for enhanced cellphone services (email, games, etc.). BREW is directly supported in the CDMA chipsets from Qualcomm, and BREW-enabled applications work no matter what the underlying system software in the cellphone handset. Originally developed for Qualcomm's CDMA technology, BREW has been extended to GSM and TDMA cellular systems. See J2ME and CDMA.
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To prepare (usually a beverage) by steeping and mingling; to concoct.
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To foment or prepare, as by brewing; to contrive; to plot; to hatch.
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(intransitive) To attend to the business, or go through the processes, of brewing or making beer.
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(intransitive) To be in a state of preparation; to be mixing, forming, or gathering.
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The mixture formed by brewing; that which is brewed; a brewage.
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(UK, New Zealand) The act of making a cup of tea.
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To be imminent; impend.
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To make (tea, coffee, etc.) by infusing tea leaves, ground coffee beans, etc. with hot water.
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(slang) A beer.
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Origin of brew

  • Middle English brewen from Old English brēowan bhreu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English brewen, from Old English brēowan, from Proto-Germanic *brewwaną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreuh₁-, *bʰreh₁u- (compare Welsh berw (“boiling”), Latin fervēre, Albanian mbruaj (“to knead”), Russian бруя (brujá, “current”), Sanskrit भुर्वन् (bhurván, “motion of water”)).

    From Wiktionary