Stewed
Stew Stew, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stewed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stewing}.] [OE. stuven, OF. estuver, F. ['e]tuver, fr. OF. estuve, F. ['e]tuve, a sweating house, a room heated for a bath; probably of Teutonic origin, and akin to E. stove. See {Stove}, and cf. {Stive} to stew.] To boil slowly, or with the simmering or moderate heat; to seethe; to cook in a little liquid, over a gentle fire, without boiling; as, to stew meat; to stew oysters; to stew apples. [1913 Webster]

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  • stewed — [ stud ] adjective 1. ) stewed fruit or meat has been cooked slowly in a liquid: stewed apples 2. ) VERY INFORMAL DRUNK 3. ) BRITISH stewed tea has become too strong and has developed an unpleasant taste …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stewed — [stju:d US stu:d] adj 1.) [not before noun] informal old fashioned drunk 2.) BrE tea that is stewed tastes unpleasantly strong because it has been left in the pot too long …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stewed — [sto͞od, styo͞od] adj. 1. cooked by stewing, as food 2. Slang drunk; intoxicated …   English World dictionary

  • stewed —    drunk    The common culinary imagery:     ... most of the time in camp... poor old Abel was stewed. (Keneally, 1979 Abel was not in the hands of cannibals)    You are no less drunk if half stewed.    Sometimes also of being under the influence …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • stewed — UK [stjuːd] / US [stud] adjective 1) very informal drunk I, 1) 2) British stewed tea has become too strong and has developed an unpleasant taste 3) stewed fruit or meat has been cooked slowly in a liquid stewed apples …   English dictionary

  • stewed — adj. Stewed is used with these nouns: ↑tea …   Collocations dictionary

  • stewed — adjective 1 (not before noun) informal drunk 2 BrE tea that is stewed tastes too strong and bitter because it has been left too long before being drunk …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • stewed — adjective Date: circa 1737 drunk 1a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stewed — /stoohd, styoohd/, adj. 1. cooked by simmering or slow boiling, as food. 2. Slang. intoxicated; drunk. [1400 50; late ME; see STEW1, ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • stewed — adjective /stuːd/ a) Having been cooked by slowly boiling or simmering. See stew. b) Intoxicated by an excess of alcohol …   Wiktionary

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