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"brew" in British English

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brewverb

uk   us   /bruː/

brew verb (DRINK)

[T] to make ​beer [I or T] If you brew ​tea or ​coffee, you ​addboilingwater to it to make a ​hotdrink, and if it brews, it ​graduallydevelopsflavour in the ​container in which it was made: [+ two objects] He brewed us some ​coffee./He brewed some ​coffee for us.

brew verb (BAD SITUATION)

[I] If an ​unpleasantsituation 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.

brewnoun

uk   us   /bruː/

brew noun (DRINK)

[C] a ​type of ​beer, ​especially one made in a ​particularplace or at a ​particulartime [C usually singular] UK informal a ​drink of ​tea or a ​drink of ​beer: Make us a brew, Bren.

brew noun (MIX)

[C] a ​mixture of several things: They gave her a ​strange brew to ​drink. War, with ​itsfear, ​itsdeprivation, ​itsexcitement and ​violence makes for a very heady brew (= ​powerfulcombination).
(Definition of brew from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"brew" in American English

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brewverb [I/T]

 us   /bru/
(of ​tea or ​coffee) to ​becomestronger in ​taste in the ​container in which it is made, or to make a ​hotdrink or ​beer: [T] He’s ​working on a new way to brew the ​perfectcup of ​coffee. If something ​bad is brewing, it is about to ​start: [I] I ​felt that ​trouble was brewing.

brewnoun [C]

 us   /bru/
beer or another ​drink made by brewing
(Definition of brew from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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