brew

[b_ɹ_ˈuː], [bɹˈuː], [bɹˈuː]

Definitions of brew:

  1.   To make beer, ale, & c., by boiling and mixing the materials and fermenting them; to contrive; to plot. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2.   To be in preparation; as, a storm is brewing. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3.   To perform the operation of brewing: to be gathering or forming. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4.   To prepare a liquor, as from malt and other materials: to contrive or plot. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5.   To perform the business of brewing; to be forming or collecting. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6.   To make, as liquors from malt or other materials; to plot; as, to brew mischief. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7.   To prepare liquor, as from malt and hops; to mingle; to contrive; to plot. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8.   To make liquor from malt; to contrive; to prepare. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9.   Brewer. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10.   To be brewing; to be getting ready. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11.   The process of making liquor from malt; a particular brand or make of malt liquor. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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. Lay supper, instead of dinner; brew a bowl of punch. ” – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  2. 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
  3. Just brew a cup of tea. ” – Dorothy at Oak Knowe by Evelyn Raymond
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Among the Brazilians dissatisfaction began to brew as soon as Maurice left. ” – The South American Republics Part I of II by Thomas C. Dawson
  7. 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
  8. The child, says Darwin, has an instinctive tendency to speak, but not to brew or bake, or write. ” – Ways of Nature by John Burroughs
  9. 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
  10. 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

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