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1 stew /ˈstuː/ Brit /ˈstjuː/ noun
plural stews
1 stew
/ˈstuː/ Brit /ˈstjuː/
noun
plural stews
Learner's definition of STEW
: a dish of vegetables and usually meat cooked in hot liquid for a long time
[count]
[noncount]

in a stew

informal
: excited, worried, or confused
2 stew /ˈstuː/ Brit /ˈstjuː/ verb
stews; stewed; stewing
2 stew
/ˈstuː/ Brit /ˈstjuː/
verb
stews; stewed; stewing
Learner's definition of STEW
: to cook (something) slowly in hot liquid
[+ object]
[no object]
[no object] : to be upset or worried

stew in your own juice/juices

informal
: to worry and suffer because of something that you did
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