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brew (v.)

"produce (a beverage) by fermentation; prepare by mixing and boiling," Old English breowan (class II strong verb, past tense breaw, past participle browen), from Proto-Germanic *breuwan "to brew" (source also of Old Norse brugga, Old Frisian briuwa, Middle Dutch brouwen, Old High German briuwan, German brauen "to brew"), from PIE root *bhreu- "to boil, bubble, effervesce, burn;" the etymological sense thus being "make (a drink) by boiling." Intransitive, figurative sense of "be in preparation" (of trouble, etc.) is from c. 1300. Related: Brewed; brewing.

brew (n.)

"a brewed beverage, that which is brewed," c. 1500, from brew (v.).

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Definitions of brew
1
brew (v.)
prepare by brewing;
people have been brewing beer for thousands of years
brew (v.)
sit or let sit in boiling water so as to extract the flavor;
the tea is brewing
2
brew (n.)
drink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distilling;
Synonyms: brewage
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