Brew

[b_ɹ_ˈuː], [bɹˈuː], [bɹˈuː]

Definitions of brew:

  1.   To boil or seethe; to cook.
  2.   Brewer.
  3.   To make by fermentation, as beer; concoct; plot; contrive; be preparing.
  4.   The process of making liquor from malt; a particular brand or make of malt liquor.
  5.   To prepare by steeping and mingling; to concoct.
  6.   To be in a state of preparation; to be mixing, forming, or gathering; as, a storm brews in the west.
  7.   drink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distilling
  8.   The mixture formed by brewing; that which is brewed.
  9.   To be in preparation; as, a storm is brewing.
  10.   To make beer, ale, & c., by boiling and mixing the materials and fermenting them; to contrive; to plot.
  11.   To attend to the business, or go through the processes, of brewing or making beer.
  12.   To perform the business of brewing; to be forming or collecting.
  13.   prepare by brewing; " people have been brewing beer for thousands of years"
  14.   To perform the operation of brewing: to be gathering or forming.
  15.   To prepare, as beer or other liquor, from malt and hops, or from other materials, by steeping, boiling, and fermentation.
  16.   To foment or prepare, as by brewing; to contrive; to plot; to concoct; to hatch; as, to brew mischief.
  17.   To be brewing; to be getting ready.
  18.   To prepare a liquor, as from malt and other materials: to contrive or plot.
  19.   prepare by brewing; of alcoholic beverages
  20.   sit or let sit in boiling water so as to extract the flavor; " the tea is brewing"
  21.   To make, as liquors from malt or other materials; to plot; as, to brew mischief.
  22.   To make liquor from malt; to contrive; to prepare.
  23.   That which is brewed; the product of brewing.
  24.   To prepare liquor, as from malt and hops; to mingle; to contrive; to plot.

Antonyms for brew:

decline, soothe, diminish, taper, subdue, withdraw, discourage, settle, still, moderate, dwindle, constrain, de-escalate, fall, calm, lessen, lower, curb, fall back, retreat, tranquilize, regulate, taper off, restrain, subside, wane, rein, tame, pass, disappear, allay, hold, bridle, check, shrink, inhibit, recede, relent, quiet, ebb, let up, fade, die down, remit, abate, vanish.


Quotes for brew:

  1. In recent years, breweries and brew pubs have flourished across the Nation. And, as the Representative from Oregon's fourth district, I have enjoyed seeing the diversity that craft brewery has fueled across the Nation. – Peter DeFazio
  2. Poetry operates by hints and dark suggestions. It is full of secrets and hidden formulae, like a witch's brew – Anthony Hecht
  3. Give a man a beer, waste an hour. Teach a man to brew and waste a lifetime! – Bill Owen

Usage examples for brew:

  1. When these wise councillors found this, they themselves began to brew – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag
  2. We always brew at home, sir, and I hope always shall." ” – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  3. Colonel Lloyd commanded that the famous rose punch- bowl be filled to the brim with Mr. Claude's best summer brew and they drank my health and my grandfather's memory. ” – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  4. Just brew a cup of tea. ” – Dorothy at Oak Knowe by Evelyn Raymond
  5. Among the Brazilians dissatisfaction began to brew as soon as Maurice left. ” – The South American Republics Part I of II by Thomas C. Dawson
  6. The child, says Darwin, has an instinctive tendency to speak, but not to brew or bake, or write. ” – Ways of Nature by John Burroughs
  7. “ For near six thousand years I have lived on this earth, and never till this minute did I see anybody brew egg- shells! ” – Fairies and Folk of Ireland by William Henry Frost
  8. The first thing in Victor's idea of hospitality was a " brew of hot drink. ” – In the Brooding Wild by Ridgwell Cullum
  9. He wheeled round and stared at Mr. Clifford and Jacob Meyer; then added: " Good, Grey- beard and Black- Beard: I myself will put you both to such a death as you have never heard of, and as for the girl, since she is well favoured, she shall brew the king's beer, and be numbered amongst the king's wives- unless, indeed, he is pleased to give her to me." ” – Benita, An African Romance by H. Rider Haggard
  10. There was a short silence, during which Mrs, Glynde sought to propitiate her angered spouse with sodden toast and a second brew of tea. ” – From One Generation to Another by Henry Seton Merriman
  11. But he failed to say whether it would be in the river or in home- brew – Polly and Her Friends Abroad by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  12. Walls, doors, windows, ceilings, floors and rugs, office furniture and office personnel; all alike were absorbed into and made a part of that indescribably horrid brew – The Galaxy Primes by Edward Elmer Smith
  13. When I was a boy I carried papers; one of my regular customers was an old Dutch woman, who used to brew her own beer. ” – Jimmie Moore of Bucktown by Melvin Earnest Trotter
  14. Here is Thrale has a thousand tun of copper; you may paint it all round if you will, I suppose; it will serve him to brew in afterwards. ” – Anecdotes of the late Samuel Johnson, LL.D. during the last twenty years of his life by Hesther Lynch Piozzi
  15. Better not try to brew beer there now, or it would turn out sour, boy; don't you think so? ” – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  16. “ I made a brew for Sandy and myself and boiled some milk for Blenkiron. ” – Greenmantle by John Buchan
  17. Our hunger made us immediately apply to the contents of the saddle- bags, while we put on our saucepan to brew some tea, which served more quickly than anything else to restore warmth to our bodies. ” – With Axe and Rifle by W.H.G. Kingston
  18. “ " A fine brew sir," said he. ” – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  19. Lay supper, instead of dinner; brew a bowl of punch. ” – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade

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