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English noun: stew

1. stew (state) agitation resulting from active worry


SamplesDon't get in a stew.
He's in a sweat about exams.


Synonymsfret, lather, sweat, swither


Broader (hypernym)agitation

2. stew (food) food prepared by stewing especially meat or fish with vegetables


Broader (hypernym)dish


Narrower (hyponym)beef stew, bigos, Brunswick stew, burgoo, chicken purloo, fish stew, fricassee, goulash, gulyas, hot pot, hotchpotch, hotpot, Hungarian goulash, Irish burgoo, Irish stew, lobscouse, lobscuse, lobster stew, mulligan, mulligan stew, olla podrida, oyster stew, poilu, pot-au-feu, pottage, purloo, ragout, ratatouille, scouse, slumgullion, Spanish burgoo


English verb: stew

1. stew (emotion) be in a huff; be silent or sullen


Synonymsbrood, grizzle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)brood, pout, sulk

2. stew (emotion) bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings


Synonymsgrudge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)resent

3. stew (change) cook slowly and for a long time in liquid


SamplesStew the vegetables in wine.


ExamplesThe chefs stew the vegetables


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cook


Narrower (hyponym)jug


Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation









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