- 1Make (beer) by soaking, boiling, and fermentation: within five years the company will brew as much beer in China as in Australia (as adjective brewing) the brewing industry
- 2Make (tea or coffee) by mixing it with hot water: I’ve just brewed some coffeeMore example sentences
- Then she added water and started brewing the coffee.
- He then told me that he had forgotten to remove the coffee grounds from the maker before I brewed my tea.
- He also brewed a jasmine tea that he had found in one of the cupboards.
- 2.1 (brew up) British • informal Make tea: he insisted on sitting us down and then went to brew upMore example sentences
- He brewed up some tea and started a fire while Jocelyn dried her face and cleaned herself up a little.
- The dark-haired lady smiled and began brewing up some cold tea.
- She had brewed up some sassafras tea and given him a mug to drink in front of the fire.
- 3 [no object] (Of an unwelcome event or situation) begin to develop: there was more trouble brewing as the miners went on strike a storm was brewingMore example sentences
- First of all, we don't have that situation brewing right now.
- Tensions arising from this situation brewed for several years.
- A similar debate is brewing on the other side of the Atlantic.
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- 1A kind of beer: small breweries which are able to offer rare brewsMore example sentences
- The problems are the same as with other new product explosions of recent years, such as non-alcohol brews.
- Company products include specialty beers, malt beverages and non-alcoholic brews.
- Beer fans will love the selection of brews offered at Clubhouse.
- 1.1 • informal A glass or can of beer: he dug a brew out from the cooler and flipped the ringtopMore example sentences
- He reached into the fridge and brought out another pair of brew, placing it beside Sofia's empty bottle.
- It featured 377 breweries pouring brews for more than 29,500 attendees.
- My officemates liked having cold brews on tap.
- 2A cup or mug of tea or coffee: she took a sip of the hot reviving brewMore example sentences
- It is well known among soldiers for delivering hot and cold brews and biscuits.
- After stirring the hot brew once more, she set the bowl aside and turned to Will.
- You've just got to try drinking a herbal brew from a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner.
- 3A mixture of events, people, or things which interact to form a more potent whole: a dangerous brew of political turmoil and violent conflictMore example sentences
- Still, given the potent brew of personalities, it was natural that rumours would flourish, and they did.
- It's a potent brew of emotions that is imparted with much laughter through tears.
- New public management is a complex brew of political, economic and managerial claims.
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- If these new bottles are a hit, other big brewers could follow suit.
- Some brewers of opaque beer are already cutting production capacities.
- The large brewers in North America have enormous sums of money to throw about in advertising.
Old English brēowan (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch brouwen and German brauen.