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Meaning of “stew” in the English Dictionary

"stew" in British English

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stewnoun [C or U]

uk   /stjuː/  us   /stuː/

stewverb

uk   /stjuː/  us   /stuː/
[T] to ​cookmeat, ​fish, ​vegetables, or ​fruitslowly and ​gently in a little ​liquid [I] informal to be ​angry or ​worried: You're not still stewing about what ​happenedyesterday, are you? [I] UK to do nothing ​useful: With ​jobs so ​scarce, many ​youngpeoplespendlonghours with little to do but ​drink and stew.
(Definition of stew from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stew" in American English

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stewverb

 us   /stu/
  • stew verb (COOK)

[I/T] to ​cookfoodslowly in ​liquid or to ​cookslowly 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 ​electionresults, are you?

stewnoun

 us   /stu/
  • 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 ​vegetablescookedslowly in a ​smallamount of ​liquid
(Definition of stew from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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