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stew

verb  /stu/ us  

stew verb (COOK)

[I/T] to cook food slowly in liquid or to cook slowly in liquid: [T] It tastes good if you boil it, fry it in oil, and then stew it with chilies.

stew verb (BE ANXIOUS)

[I always + adv/prep] infml to be anxious or upset about something: You’re not still stewing over the election results, are you?

stew

noun  /stu/ us  

stew noun (ANXIOUS STATE)

[C] the state of being anxious and upset about something: She has been in a stew over plans for her wedding.

stew noun (FOOD)

[C/U] a dish consisting usually of meat or fish and vegetables cooked slowly in a small amount of liquid
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