Meaning of “stew” in the English Dictionary

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stewverb

us /stu/

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?

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 vegetables cooked slowly in a small amount of liquid

(Definition of “stew” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)