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verb brew pronunciation in British English /bruː/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlebrewing
past tensebrewed
past participlebrewed
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to make beer
    1. a.
      British informal to make a drink of tea or coffee
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] if tea or coffee is brewing, or if you are brewing it, you have made it and left it to develop a stronger flavour
  3. 3
    [intransitive] if something bad is brewing, it is beginning to happen

    A storm was brewing.

    The crisis had been brewing since the start of the year.

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a title used before a man or woman's name as a gender-neutral alternative to Mr, Ms, etc

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