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BREW, verb transitive

1. In a general sense, to boil, and mix; hence in Saxon, it signifies broth or pottage; Old. Eng. brewis.

2. In a more restricted sense, to make beer, ale or other similar liquor from malt; or to prepare a liquor from malt and hops, and in private families, from other materials, by steeping, boiling and fermentation.

3. To mingle.

BREW me a pottle of sack.

4. To contrive; to plot; as, to brew mischief.

5. To put in a state of preparation.

BREW, verb intransitive To be in a state of preparation; to be mixing, forming or collecting; as, a storm brews in the west. In this sense I do not recollect the use of the verb, in a transitive sense, and generally the participle only is used; as, a storm is brewing.

1. To perform the business of brewing or making beer; as, she can brew wash and bake.

BREW, noun The mixture formed by brewing; that which is brewed.