Synonyms of stew in English:



  • a beef stew
  • Phrases

    in a stew

    informal she's in a right old stew
    [Antonyms] cool calm relaxed laid-back
    agitatedanxiousin a state of nervesnervousin a state of agitationin a panicworked upkeyed upoverwroughtwrought upflusteredflurriedin a pother informalin a flapin a stateall of a ditherin a sweatin a tizz/tizzyin a tiz-wozall of a latherhet upin a twitterBritish informalstrung upwindyhaving kittensall of a doodahNorth American informalin a twitAustralian/New Zealand informaltoey datedoverstrung


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  • 1 stew the meat for an hour or so
    braise, casserole, fricassee, simmer, boil; jug; South Africansmoor
    archaic seethe
  • 2 informal there's no point stewing over it
    worry, fret, agonize, be anxious, be nervous, be agitated, get in a panic, get worked up, get in a fluster, get overwrought
    informal get in a flap, get in a state, get in a tizz/tizzy, get in a tiz-woz, get in a sweat, get steamed up, get in a lather
  • 3 informal the girls sat stewing in the heat
    swelter, be very hot, perspire, sweat
    informal roast, bake, be boiling
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