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.
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.
In a stew over the lost keys.
- To suffer from one's own actions.
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 Ã©tuve), from Medieval Latin stupha, perhaps ultimately from Ancient Greek Ï„á¿¦Ï†Î¿Ï‚ (tuphos, “smoke, steam").