Definition of 'brew'

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The perfect spot to brew up a coffee. Times, Sunday Times (2017)For decades, companies would own pubs as well as brew beer, but the model has become less popular in recent years. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She also brewed coffee for all the musicians and helped move the furniture. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Take a pot of tea brewed to normal strength and pour into suitable glasses. Wild, Anthony The East India Company Book of Tea (1994)They might inspire me to brew a new ale. The Sun (2008)Another is to carefully brew complex potions in a cauldron. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Today a different kind of storm is brewing. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Trouble at the mine had been brewing for some time. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The rapper has spent the past week beer tasting to make his perfect brew. The Sun (2012)Brew coffee and burn the midnight oil? Times, Sunday Times (2011)Nobody spoke as she brewed us some tea. Aidan Hartley THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)Another module will show how to brew ale. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There is voodoo in the air and a storm is brewing. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The result is a thoughtful and at times maverick brew of policies. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It took her three months to learn to brew a pot of tea and pour it into cups without scalding herself. Christianity Today (2000)So hold the champagne - and brew some strong coffee. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They spend most weekends on it, brewing up pots of tea. The Sun (2010)Take the chance to tour its cellars, where the townsfolk once brewed their famous beers. The Sun (2009)Not surprisingly, it is in this space that we see the inflation brew bubbling strongest. Times, Sunday Times (2011)At least drinking a herbal brew gets around that age-old question of whether to put the milk in first or last. Times, Sunday Times (2012)

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Translations for 'brew'

British English: brew VERB
If you brew tea or coffee, you make it by pouring hot water over tea leaves or ground coffee.
I'll brew some tea.
  • American English: brew
  • Brazilian Portuguese: preparar
  • Chinese: 冲泡 >茶、咖啡等
  • European Spanish: preparar
  • French: préparer
  • German: kochen
  • Italian: prepararetè, caffè
  • Japanese: >いれるお茶・コーヒーを
  • Korean: 우리다
  • European Portuguese: preparar
  • Spanish: preparar
British English: brew NOUN
A brew is a particular kind of tea or coffee. It can also be a particular pot of tea or coffee.
She swallowed a mouthful of the hot strong brew, and wiped her eyes.
  • American English: brew
  • Brazilian Portuguese: infusão
  • Chinese: 一壶 >茶、咖啡等
  • European Spanish: brebaje
  • French: boisson
  • German: Gebräu
  • Italian: infusione
  • Japanese: お茶・コーヒーなどの飲み物
  • Korean: 특정 지역의 술이나 커피
  • European Portuguese: infusão
  • Spanish: brebaje


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