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English definition of “brew”

brew

verb [I] (BAD SITUATION)    /bruː/
If an unpleasant situation or a storm is brewing, you feel that it is about to happen: It was too quiet - I felt that trouble was brewing. A storm was brewing in the distance.About to happenCloseness in distance and time
(Definition of brew verb (BAD SITUATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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