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stewnoun [C or U]

uk   /stjuː/  us   /stuː/
a type of food consisting usually of meat or fish and vegetables cooked slowly in a small amount of liquid: lamb/bean/fish stew She prepared a hearty stew for dinner.
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stewverb

uk   /stjuː/  us   /stuː/
[T] to cook meat, fish, vegetables, or fruit slowly and gently in a little liquid [I] informal to be angry: You're not still stewing about what happened yesterday, are you? [I] UK to do nothing useful: With jobs so scarce, many young people spend long hours with little to do but drink and stew.
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