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Definition of "brew" [brew]

  • To make (ale or beer) from malt and hops by infusion, boiling, and fermentation. (verb-transitive)
  • To make (a beverage) by boiling, steeping, or mixing various ingredients: brew tea. (verb-transitive)
  • To concoct; devise: brew a plot to overthrow the government. (verb-transitive)
  • To make ale or beer as an occupation. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be made by boiling or steeping: As the coffee brewed, I paced in the kitchen. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "brew" in a sentence
  • "The Dawg, at least, awaits your arrival with anticipated pleasure and I must say you should love it here so if I´m in town (that would be Lake Chapala) the first brew is on me but the same goes for Highland Chiapas if I happen to be there at the time."
  • "The surprise ending of this ad — Cedric accidentally sprays his date with brew from a shaken Bud Light — ignited his career."
  • "With a name that Wisconsin brew made famous, Dick Leinenkugel could shake up a Republican primary for U.S."