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stew

 (sto͞o, styo͞o)
v. stewed, stew·ing, stews
v.tr.
To cook (food) by simmering or boiling slowly.
v.intr.
1. To undergo cooking by boiling slowly or simmering.
2. Informal To suffer with oppressive heat or stuffy confinement; swelter.
3. Informal To be in a state of anxiety or agitation. See Synonyms at boil1.
n.
1.
a. A dish cooked by stewing, especially a mixture of meat or fish and vegetables with stock.
b. A mixture likened to this dish.
2. Informal Mental agitation: in a stew over the lost keys.
3. often stews Archaic A brothel.

[Middle English stewen, to bathe in a steam bath, stew, from Old French estuver, possibly from Vulgar Latin *extūpāre, *extūfāre, to bathe, evaporate : Latin ex-, ex- + Vulgar Latin *tūfus, hot vapor (from Greek tūphos, fever; see typhus).]

stew′y adj.

stew

(stjuː)
n
1. (Cookery)
a. a dish of meat, fish, or other food, cooked by stewing
b. (as modifier): stew pot.
2. informal a difficult or worrying situation or a troubled state (esp in the phrase in a stew)
3. a heterogeneous mixture: a stew of people of every race.
4. (usually plural) archaic a brothel
5. obsolete a public room for hot steam baths
vb
6. (Cookery) to cook or cause to cook by long slow simmering
7. (intr) informal to be troubled or agitated
8. (intr) informal to be oppressed with heat or crowding
9. (Cookery) to cause (tea) to become bitter or (of tea) to become bitter through infusing for too long
10. stew in one's own juice to suffer unaided the consequences of one's actions
[C14 stuen to take a very hot bath, from Old French estuver, from Vulgar Latin extūfāre (unattested), from ex-1 + (unattested) tūfus vapour, from Greek tuphos]

stew

(stjuː)
n
1. (Zoology) a fishpond or fishtank
2. (Fishing) an artificial oyster bed
[C14: from Old French estui, from estoier to shut up, confine, ultimately from Latin studium study]

stew

(stu, styu)

v.t.
1. to cook (food) by simmering or slow boiling.
v.i.
2. to undergo cooking by simmering or slow boiling.
3. to fret, worry, or fuss.
n.
4. a preparation of meat, fish, or other food cooked by stewing, esp. a mixture of meat and vegetables.
5. a state of agitation, uneasiness, or worry.
6. stews, a neighborhood occupied chiefly by brothels.
Idioms:
stew in one's own juice, to suffer the consequences of one's own actions.
[1350–1400; Middle English stewen, stuwen to take a sweat bath < Old French estuver, v. derivative of estuve sweat room of a bath < Vulgar Latin *extūfa, *extūpa; see stove1]
stew′a•ble, adj.
syn: See boil1.

Stew

 layers of oysters in an artificial oyster bed; a cooked dish consisting of meat and other vegetables; a breeding place for pheasants—Wilkes.
Examples: stew of oysters, 1817; of pheasants, 1888.

stew


Past participle: stewed
Gerund: stewing

Imperative
stew
stew
Present
I stew
you stew
he/she/it stews
we stew
you stew
they stew
Preterite
I stewed
you stewed
he/she/it stewed
we stewed
you stewed
they stewed
Present Continuous
I am stewing
you are stewing
he/she/it is stewing
we are stewing
you are stewing
they are stewing
Present Perfect
I have stewed
you have stewed
he/she/it has stewed
we have stewed
you have stewed
they have stewed
Past Continuous
I was stewing
you were stewing
he/she/it was stewing
we were stewing
you were stewing
they were stewing
Past Perfect
I had stewed
you had stewed
he/she/it had stewed
we had stewed
you had stewed
they had stewed
Future
I will stew
you will stew
he/she/it will stew
we will stew
you will stew
they will stew
Future Perfect
I will have stewed
you will have stewed
he/she/it will have stewed
we will have stewed
you will have stewed
they will have stewed
Future Continuous
I will be stewing
you will be stewing
he/she/it will be stewing
we will be stewing
you will be stewing
they will be stewing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stewing
you have been stewing
he/she/it has been stewing
we have been stewing
you have been stewing
they have been stewing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stewing
you will have been stewing
he/she/it will have been stewing
we will have been stewing
you will have been stewing
they will have been stewing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stewing
you had been stewing
he/she/it had been stewing
we had been stewing
you had been stewing
they had been stewing
Conditional
I would stew
you would stew
he/she/it would stew
we would stew
you would stew
they would stew
Past Conditional
I would have stewed
you would have stewed
he/she/it would have stewed
we would have stewed
you would have stewed
they would have stewed

stew

To simmer food gently, usually in the oven.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stew - agitation resulting from active worrystew - agitation resulting from active worry; "don't get in a stew"; "he's in a sweat about exams"
agitation - a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance
2.stew - food prepared by stewing especially meat or fish with vegetables
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
pottage - a stew of vegetables and (sometimes) meat
bigos - a Polish stew of cabbage and meat
Brunswick stew - spicy southern specialty: chicken (or small game) with corn and tomatoes and lima beans and okra and onions and potatoes
burgoo - thick spicy stew of whatever meat and whatever vegetables are available; southern United States
olla podrida, Spanish burgoo - Spanish version of burgoo
Irish burgoo, mulligan, mulligan stew - Irish version of burgoo
chicken purloo, purloo, poilu - thick stew made of rice and chicken and small game; southern U.S.
goulash, gulyas, Hungarian goulash - a rich meat stew highly seasoned with paprika
hotchpotch - a stew (or thick soup) made with meat and vegetables
hot pot, hotpot - a stew of meat and potatoes cooked in a tightly covered pot
Irish stew - meat (especially mutton) stewed with potatoes and onions
oyster stew - oysters in cream
lobster stew - diced lobster meat in milk or cream
lobscouse, lobscuse, scouse - a stew of meat and vegetables and hardtack that is eaten by sailors
fish stew - a stew made with fish
fricassee - pieces of chicken or other meat stewed in gravy with e.g. carrots and onions and served with noodles or dumplings
beef stew - a stew made with beef
ragout - well-seasoned stew of meat and vegetables
ratatouille - a vegetable stew; usually made with tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, peppers, onion, and seasonings
pot-au-feu - traditional French stew of vegetables and beef
slumgullion - a thin stew of meat and vegetables
Verb1.stew - be in a huff; be silent or sullen
pout, sulk, brood - be in a huff and display one's displeasure; "She is pouting because she didn't get what she wanted"
2.stew - bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings
resent - feel bitter or indignant about; "She resents being paid less than her co-workers"
3.stew - cook slowly and for a long time in liquid; "Stew the vegetables in wine"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
cook - transform and make suitable for consumption by heating; "These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"
jug - stew in an earthenware jug; "jug the rabbit"

stew

noun
1. hash, goulash, ragout, olla, olio, olla podrida She served him a bowl of beef stew.
verb
1. braise, boil, simmer, casserole Stew the apple and blackberries to make a thick pulp.
2. worry, suffer, be anxious, obsess, brood, fret, agonize, feel uneasy, go through the mill, be in anguish I'd rather let him stew.
in a stew (Informal) troubled, concerned, anxious, worried, fretting, in a panic, in a lather (informal) Highly charged emotions have you in a stew.

stew

verb
1. To cook (food) in liquid heated to the point of steaming:
2. Informal. To focus the attention on something moodily and at length:
noun
Informal. A state of discomposure:
Informal: lather.
Translations
طَعَامٌ مَطْهْوٌ بِالغَليّيَخْنَهيَطْهو على نارٍ هادِئَه بِطَريقَة الغَلي
dušené masodusit
gryderetsammenkogt retsmåkoge
hauduttaakiehualiikaamuhennospaistua
varivo
fõ1párolt hús
kássasjóîa; láta malla
シチュー
스튜
troškinta mėsa
gaļas sautējumssautētsautēta gaļavārīt kompotā
dusené mäso
dušendušitienolončnica
gryta
สตูว์
güveçhaşlamakyahni
món hầm

stew

[stjuː]
A. N
1. (Culin) → estofado m, guisado m (esp LAm)
2. to be in a stewsudar la gota gorda
B. VT [+ meat] → estofar, guisar (esp LAm); [+ fruit] → cocer, hacer una compota de; [+ tea] → dejar que se repose
stewed applescompota f de manzanas
C. VI [tea] → quedarse reposando demasiado
to let sb stew in his/her own juicedejar a algn que cueza en su propia salsa
D. CPD stew meat N (US) → carne f de vaca
stew pan, stew pot Ncazuela f, cacerola f, puchero m

stew

[ˈstjuː]
n
(= food) → ragoût m
vt [+ food] → faire mijoter
vimijoter

stew

n
(inf) to be in a stew (over something) (→ über etw (acc) → or wegen etw) (ganz) aufgeregt sein
(obs, = brothel) → Bordell nt
vt
meatschmoren; fruitdünsten; stewed applesApfelkompott nt; the tea was stewedder Tee war bitter geworden
to be stewed (inf: = drunk) → voll sein (inf); to get stewedsich volllaufen lassen (inf)
vi (meat)schmoren; (fruit)dünsten; (inf: tea) → bitter werden; to let somebody stew or to leave somebody to stew (in his/her own juice)jdn (im eigenen Saft) schmoren lassen

stew

[stjuː]
1. n
a. (Culin) → stufato
b. (fig) to be in a stew (about sth)essere agitato/a (per qc)
to get into a stew (about sth) → mettersi in agitazione (per qc)
2. vt (meat) → stufare, cuocere in umido
stewed fruit → frutta cotta
3. vi (tea) → diventare troppo forte
to let sb stew in his own juice (fig) → lasciar cuocere qn nel suo brodo

stew

(stjuː) verb
to cook (meat, fruit etc) by slowly boiling and simmering. She stewed apples; The meat was stewing in the pan.
noun
(a dish of) stewed meat etc. I've made some beef stew.

stew

طَعَامٌ مَطْهْوٌ بِالغَليّ dušené maso gryderet Eintopf στιφάδο estofado muhennos mijoter varivo stufato シチュー 스튜 stoofschotel stuing mięso duszone guisado рагу gryta สตูว์ güveç món hầm 炖肉
References in classic literature ?
He said he would show us what could be done up the river in the way of cooking, and suggested that, with the vegetables and the remains of the cold beef and general odds and ends, we should make an Irish stew.
He returned them all except the thimble to the younger woman, with some observation, and she immediately restored them to Maggie's pocket, while the men seated themselves, and began to attack the contents of the kettle,--a stew of meat and potatoes,--which had been taken off the fire and turned out into a yellow platter.
We were at our supper of beef stew and dried apples when he trotted in as if on the heels of a dog team, and made one of the mess at our table.
Friar Tuck and Much the miller's son soon became right good friends over the steaming stew they jointly prepared for the merry men that evening.
Gradually an empty feeling in his middle region became increasingly insistent, and briefly exploring his pockets, Bill decided upon a restaurant where he bought a stew and rolls for fifteen cents.
26th, found a very large tortoise, which was a treat to me, and my food was regulated thus: I ate a bunch of raisins for my breakfast; a piece of the goat's flesh, or of the turtle, for my dinner, broiled - for, to my great misfortune, I had no vessel to boil or stew anything; and two or three of the turtle's eggs for my supper.
Oh, my dear fellow, we're in such a stew here these last two days.
Cathcart got beastly wet, and you should have seen what a stew he was in because he'd put on a beautiful white suit and it got spoilt.
Then, too, there was a meaty fisherman's stew, delicious with garlic, and crusty Italian bread without butter, and all washed down with pint mugs of thick and heady claret.
including John himself) put down his sixpence for a can of flip, which grateful beverage was brewed with all despatch, and set down in the midst of them on the brick floor; both that it might simmer and stew before the fire, and that its fragrant steam, rising up among them, and mixing with the wreaths of vapour from their pipes, might shroud them in a delicious atmosphere of their own, and shut out all the world.
But,"--smacking her lips,--"I'm going to make yez an Irish stew for dinner.
From the dimly-lighted passages of the court, the last sediment of the human stew that had been boiling there all day, was straining off, when Doctor Manette, Lucie Manette, his daughter, Mr.