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brew



Pronunciation: (brOO), [key]
v.t.
1. to make (beer, ale, etc.) by steeping, boiling, and fermenting malt and hops.
2. to make or prepare (a beverage, as tea) by mixing, steeping, soaking, or boiling a solid in water.
3. to concoct, mix, or cook (a beverage or food, esp. one containing unmeasured or unusual ingredients): She brewed a pot of soup from the leftovers.
4. to contrive, plan, or bring about: to brew mischief.

v.i.
1. to make a fermented alcoholic malt beverage, as beer or ale.
2. to boil, steep, soak, or cook: Wait until the tea brews.
3. be brewing, to be forming or gathering; be in preparation: Trouble was brewing.

n.
1. a quantity brewed in a single process.
2. a particular brewing or variety of malt liquor.
3. a hot beverage made by cooking a solid in water, esp. tea or coffee.
4. any concoction, esp. a liquid produced by a mixture of unusual ingredients: a witches' brew.
5. Informal.
a. beer or ale.
b. an individual serving of beer or ale: Let's have a few brews after the game.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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