Stew meaning

sto͝o, styo͝o
To be in a state of anxiety or agitation.
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To cook (food) by simmering or boiling slowly.
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Stew is defined as cooking meat or veggies in a pan with liquid, or to worry about something on your own, or to remain in a hot, enclosed area.

When you cook meat and veggies with beef stock for hours in a closed pan, this is an example of when you stew meat.

When you sit and sulk about not getting a promotion, this is an example of when you stew.

When your gym clothes sit festering in your damp gym bag, this is an example of when they stew.

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The definition of stew is a state of pouting or agitation, or a hearty meal usually made with broth, meat and vegetables.

When you do not get a promotion and you sit and sulk about it, this is an example of when you stew about not getting a promotion.

A rich, hearty meal of veggies, beef and beef stock is an example of a beef stew.

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To undergo cooking by boiling slowly or simmering.
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To suffer with oppressive heat or stuffy confinement; swelter.
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Mental agitation.

In a stew over the lost keys.

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A brothel.
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To cook by simmering or boiling slowly for a long time.
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To undergo cooking in this way.
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To be oppressed with heat, crowded conditions, etc.
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To fret, fume, or worry; be vexed or troubled.
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A dish, esp. a mixture of meat and vegetables, cooked by stewing.
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A state of vexation or worry.
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(now historical) A heated bath-room or steam-room; also, a hot bath. [from 14th c.]
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(archaic) A brothel. [from 14th c.]
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(uncountable, countable) A dish cooked by stewing. [from 18th c.]
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(Sussex) A pool in which fish are kept in preparation for eating.
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(US, regional) An artificial bed of oysters.
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(slang) A state of agitated excitement, worry, and/or confusion.

To be in a stew.

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(intransitive or ergative) To cook (food) by slowly boiling or simmering.

I'm going to stew some meat for the casserole.

The meat is stewing nicely.

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To brew (tea) for too long, so that the flavour becomes too strong.
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(intransitive, figuratively) To suffer under uncomfortably hot conditions.
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(intransitive, figuratively) To be in a state of elevated anxiety or anger.
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A diminutive of the male given name Stewart.
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stew in one's own juice
  • To suffer from one's own actions.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of stew

  • Middle English stewen to bathe in a steam bath, stew from Old French estuver possibly from Vulgar Latin extūpāre, *extūfāre to bathe, evaporate Latin ex- ex- Vulgar Latin tūfus hot vapor (from Greek tūphos fever typhus)

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

  • Old French estuve (modern French étuve), from Medieval Latin stupha, perhaps ultimately from Ancient Greek τῦφος (tuphos, “smoke, steam").

    From Wiktionary

  • Abbreviation of steward or stewardess.

    From Wiktionary