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stew

stew

 
 
pronunciation:
stu
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
stew in one's own juice
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: stewed, stewing, stews
definition: to cook by boiling slowly or simmering, usu. in a closed pot or other lidded vessel.
synonyms:
simmer
similar words:
boil, cook, fricassee, seethe, steep
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to undergo cooking by slow boiling or simmering, usu. in a closed or lidded vessel.
synonyms:
simmer
similar words:
boil, cook, steep
definition 2: to suffer from oppressive heat or stifling conditions.
synonyms:
suffocate, swelter
similar words:
boil, perspire, stifle, sweat, wilt
definition 3: to be agitated, worried, or annoyed; fret.
She'll stew until the children get home.
synonyms:
fret, fuss, worry
similar words:
brood, chafe, fume, seethe, simmer, sulk
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phrase: stew in one's own juice
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a combination, usu. of meat or fish with vegetables, cooked by simmering or boiling slowly.
synonyms:
goulash, gumbo, olla, ragout
definition 2: a state of agitation, worry, or annoyance.
He's in a stew because he just got fired.
synonyms:
dither, fluster, lather, tizzy
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