stew

/stju / (say styooh)

verb (t)
1. to cook (food) by simmering or slow boiling.
verb (i)
2. to undergo cooking by simmering or slow boiling.
3. Colloquial to fret, worry, or fuss.
noun
4. a preparation of meat, fish, or other food cooked by stewing.
5. Colloquial a state of uneasiness, agitation, or worry: *The stew all this produced was a journal unlike any before or since. –richard hall, 1998.
6. (usually plural) Archaic a brothel.
7. a sporting event, especially racing or trotting, the outcome of which has been fixed beforehand.
8. any underhand trick.
phrase
9. stew in one's own juice, to suffer misfortunes or the consequences of one's own actions without help.
{Middle English, from Old French estuver, from Vulgar Latin extūfāre perspire, from tūfus vapour, from Greek typhos}
stewing, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • stew — stew; stew·ard·ess; stew·ard·ly; stew·ard·ship; stew·ards·man; stew·ar·tia; stew·art·ite; stew·art·ry; stew·art s; stew·art; stew·ard; stew·ard·ry; …   English syllables

  • Stew — Stew, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stewed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stewing}.] [OE. stuven, OF. estuver, F. [ e]tuver, fr. OF. estuve, F. [ e]tuve, a sweating house, a room heated for a bath; probably of Teutonic origin, and akin to E. stove. See {Stove}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stew — Stew, n. [OE. stue, stuwe, OF. estuve. See {Stew}, v. t.] 1. A place of stewing or seething; a place where hot bathes are furnished; a hothouse. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] As burning [AE]tna from his boiling stew Doth belch out flames. Spenser. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stew — ist: englischsprachige Bezeichnung für einen Eintopf, siehe z.B. Irish Stew oder Brunswick Stew Diminutiv von Stewart (Vorname) Stew (Musiker) alias Mark Stewart (* 1961), US amerikanischer Singer Songwriter Siehe auch: Stu …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • stew — [n1] mixture, miscellany brew, goulash*, hash, jumble, medley, mélange, mishmash, mulligan*, olio*, pasticcio*, pie*, potpourri, salmagundi*, soup; concepts 432,457,460,461 Ant. element stew [n2] commotion; mental upset agitation, confusion,… …   New thesaurus

  • stew — ► NOUN 1) a dish of meat and vegetables cooked slowly in liquid in a closed dish or pan. 2) informal a state of anxiety or agitation. 3) archaic a public steam bath. 4) archaic a brothel. ► VERB 1) cook slowly in liquid in a closed dish or pan.… …   English terms dictionary

  • stew — stew1 [sto͞o, styo͞o] vt. [ME stuen < MFr estuver, to stew, bathe < VL * extufare < L ex, out + Gr typhos, steam, smoke < IE * dheubh < base * dheu , blow, be turbid > DULL] to cook by simmering or boiling slowly for a long time …   English World dictionary

  • Stew — Stew, v. i. To be seethed or cooked in a slow, gentle manner, or in heat and moisture. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stew — Stew, n. [Cf. {Stow}.] 1. A small pond or pool where fish are kept for the table; a vivarium. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Chaucer. Evelyn. [1913 Webster] 2. An artificial bed of oysters. [Local, U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stew — index imbroglio Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stew — vb *boil, seethe, simmer, parboil …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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