Complete Definition of "stew"

see|Stew
English

Etymology
ME.; stew was originally a cauldron; from Old French estuve (stove), related to estuver (to heat in steam), which is probably from Greek ÏῦÏÎ¿Ï (smoke, steam).

Pronunciation
(RP): /stuË/, /<tt>stu:</tt>/
(US): stoÍo, /stu/, /<tt>stu</tt>/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-uË|-uË

Noun
en-noun

  1. A dish cooked by stewing.

Synonyms
casserole, UK hotpot

Translations
trans-top|dish
Finnish: muhennos
German: Eintopf m, Brei m
Greek: ÏÏιÏάδο (stifado) n
trans-mid
Kurdish: KUchar|Ø´ÙÙâ
Spanish: guisado m, cocido m
trans-bottom

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To cook (food) by slowly boiling or simmering.
  2. transitive To brew (tea) for too long, so that the flavour becomes too strong.

Translations
trans-top|cook (food)
Greek: ÏιγοβÏÎ¬Î¶Ï (sigovrazo), γιαÏÎ½Î¯Î¶Ï (yakhnizo)
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|brew (tea)
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Verb
en-verb

  1. intransitive|informal To suffer under uncomfortably hot conditions.
  2. intransitive|informal To be in a state of elevated anxiety or consideration.

Synonyms
(suffer under hot conditions): bake, boil, sweat, swelter
(be in a state of elevated anxiety): brood, fret, sweat, worry

Translations
trans-top|suffer under hot conditions
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|be in a state of elevated anxiety
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Derived terms
in a stew
stewpot

See also
casserole
cassoulet
goulash
ragout

Anagrams
west
wets

Category:Foods

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