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brew

 (bro͞o)
v. brewed, brew·ing, brews
v.tr.
1. To make (ale or beer) from malt and hops by infusion, boiling, and fermentation.
2. To make (a beverage) by boiling, steeping, or mixing various ingredients: brew tea.
3. To concoct; devise: brew a plot to overthrow the government.
v.intr.
1. To make ale or beer as an occupation.
2. To be made by boiling or steeping: As the coffee brewed, I paced in the kitchen.
3. To be imminent; impend: "storms brewing on every frontier" (John Dos Passos).
n.
1.
a. A beverage made by brewing.
b. A serving of such a beverage.
2. Something produced as if by brewing; a mix: Their politics were a strange brew of idealism and self-interest.

[Middle English brewen, from Old English brēowan; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots.]

brew′age n.
brew′er n.

brewing

(ˈbruːɪŋ)
n
(Brewing) a quantity of a beverage brewed at one time

Brewing

 a collection of black clouds which signal a storm.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brewing - the production of malt beverages (as beer or ale) from malt and hops by grinding and boiling them and fermenting the result with yeastbrewing - the production of malt beverages (as beer or ale) from malt and hops by grinding and boiling them and fermenting the result with yeast
production - (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale; "he introduced more efficient methods of production"
decoction mashing, decoction process - (brewing) a process in which part of the mash is removed and boiled and then returned
Translations

brewing

[ˈbruːɪŋ] nbrassage m

brewing

[ˈbruːɪŋ] nfabbricazione f della birra
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The voice was very clear and steady with which she spoke to Tante Lizette, brewing her tisane there in a corner.
They had done this so often in the canning establishments that the girls were fairly desperate; their wages had gone down by a full third in the past two years, and a storm of discontent was brewing that was likely to break any day.
Knightley had been telling him something about brewing sprucebeer, and he wanted to put it down; but when he took out his pencil, there was so little lead that he soon cut it all away, and it would not do, so you lent him another, and this was left upon the table as good for nothing.
Sit there," she said, placing me on the sofa, "while we take our things off and get the tea ready; it is another privilege we exercise in our little moorland home--to prepare our own meals when we are so inclined, or when Hannah is baking, brewing, washing, or ironing.
Is there mischief brewing in the dark that I don't bargain for?
To see the dingy cloud come drooping down, obscuring everything, one might have thought that Nature lived hard by, and was brewing on a large scale.
Micawber, 'that I have long felt the Brewing business to be particularly adapted to Mr.
No brewing was going on in it, and none seemed to have gone on for a long long time.
When I've got a pot o' good ale, I like to swaller it, and do my inside good, i'stead o' smelling and staring at it to see if I can't find faut wi' the brewing.
Not in scorn of your brewing, lady; but because, bein' a common man, water is good enough for me.
Sire, I have every reason to believe that a storm is brewing in the south.
Hear me, men of Ithaca, and I speak more particularly to the suitors, for I see mischief brewing for them.