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Definition 1: food prepared by stewing especially meat or fish with vegetables - [noun denoting food]

(stew is a kind of ...) a particular item of prepared food

"she prepared a special dish for dinner"

(... is a kind of stew ) oysters in cream

(... is a kind of stew ) diced lobster meat in milk or cream

(... is a kind of stew ) a stew of meat and vegetables and hardtack that is eaten by sailors

(... is a kind of stew ) a stew made with fish

(... is a kind of stew ) pieces of chicken or other meat stewed in gravy with e.g. carrots and onions and served with noodles or dumplings

(... is a kind of stew ) a stew made with beef

(... is a kind of stew ) well-seasoned stew of meat and vegetables

(... is a kind of stew ) a vegetable stew; usually made with tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, peppers, onion, and seasonings

(... is a kind of stew ) traditional French stew of vegetables and beef

(... is a kind of stew ) meat (especially mutton) stewed with potatoes and onions

(... is a kind of stew ) a stew of meat and potatoes cooked in a tightly covered pot

(... is a kind of stew ) a stew of vegetables and (sometimes) meat

(... is a kind of stew ) a Polish stew of cabbage and meat

(... is a kind of stew ) spicy southern specialty: chicken (or small game) with corn and tomatoes and lima beans and okra and onions and potatoes

(... is a kind of stew ) thick spicy stew of whatever meat and whatever vegetables are available; southern United States

(... is a kind of stew ) Spanish version of burgoo

(... is a kind of stew ) Irish version of burgoo

(... is a kind of stew ) thick stew made of rice and chicken and small game; southern U.S.

(... is a kind of stew ) a rich meat stew highly seasoned with paprika

(... is a kind of stew ) a stew (or thick soup) made with meat and vegetables

(... is a kind of stew ) a thin stew of meat and vegetables

Definition 2: agitation resulting from active worry - [noun denoting state]

Samples where stew or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • don't get in a stew
  • he's in a sweat about exams

Synonyms for stew in the sense of this definition

(stew is a kind of ...) a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance

Definition 3: cook slowly and for a long time in liquid - [verb of change]

Samples where stew or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Stew the vegetables in wine

(stew is a kind of ...) transform and make suitable for consumption by heating

"These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"

(... is a kind of stew ) stew in an earthenware jug

"jug the rabbit"

(stew belongs to category ...) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

"cooking can be a great art" "people are needed who have experience in cookery" "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

Definition 4: bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for stew in the sense of this definition

(stew is a kind of ...) feel bitter or indignant about

"She resents being paid less than her co-workers"

Definition 5: be in a huff; be silent or sullen - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for stew in the sense of this definition

(stew is a kind of ...) be in a huff and display one's displeasure

"She is pouting because she didn't get what she wanted"

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