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phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] informal
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theybrew up
he/she/itbrews up
present participlebrewing up
past tensebrewed up
past participlebrewed up
  1. 1
    to create a situation that causes difficulty, or to develop as a situation that will cause difficulty

    Those two can brew up a batch of mischief very quickly.

    I sense a scandal brewing up.

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