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Topic: DRINK

Language: Old English
Origin: breowan

brew

1 verb
     
brew1
1 [transitive]DFD to make beer:
Every beer on the menu was brewed locally.
2 [intransitive]DFD if a drink of tea or coffee is brewing, the taste is getting into the hot water:
He read the paper while the tea brewed.
3 [transitive] to make a drink of tea or coffee:
freshly brewed coffee
4

be brewing

a) if something unpleasant is brewing, it will happen soon:
There's trouble brewing in the office.
b) if a storm is brewing, it will happen soon

brew up

phrasal verb
DFD to make a drink of tea
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