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brew

brew

 
pronunciation:
bru
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: brewed, brewing, brews
definition 1: to make by soaking in boiling water.
He brewed a pot of coffee.
similar words:
boil, steep
definition 2: to develop or plan (sometimes followed by "up").
They brewed up a clever scheme.
synonyms:
concoct, contrive, cook up, devise, scheme
similar words:
arrange, hatch, plan, plot
definition 3: to begin to form or develop.
The teacher sensed that mischief was brewing in the back of the classroom.A storm is brewing on the horizon.
similar words:
develop, form, gather, grow, threaten
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a drink made by brewing.
Don't drink the witch's brew!
similar words:
ale, beer, beverage, coffee, drink, tea
derivation: brewer (n.)
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