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stew

Definitions


[stjuː], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a dish of meat and vegetables cooked slowly in liquid in a closed dish or pan
(e.g: lamb stew)

- a state of great anxiety or agitation
(e.g: she's in a right old stew)

- a heated public room used for steam baths.


Phrases:
- stew in one's own juice

Origin:
Middle English (in the sense ‘cauldron’): from Old French estuve (related to estuver ‘heat in steam’), probably based on Greek tuphos ‘smoke, steam’. stew (sense 1 of the noun) (mid 18th century) is directly from the verb (dating from late Middle English)


[stjuː], (Verb)

Definitions:
- (with reference to meat, fruit, or other food) cook or be cooked slowly in liquid in a closed dish or pan
(e.g: beef stewed in wine)

- remain in a heated or stifling atmosphere
(e.g: sweaty clothes left to stew in a plastic bag)


Phrases:
- stew in one's own juice

Origin:


[stjuː], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a pond or large tank for keeping fish for eating.


Phrases:

Origin:
Middle English: from Old French estui, from estoier ‘confine’


[stjuː], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a flight attendant.


Phrases:

Origin:
1970s: abbreviation of stewardess




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