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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


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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