Antonyms for brew

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Why, marry, I can brew a bowl of punch, and I can broil a devilled fowl.

He must brew, bake, salt and preserve his food, and pile wood and coal.

"Ask again at the cottage at the top of the brew," he shouted.

Among the brasseries in Paris this the most desirable to lovers of the Bohemian brew.

This brew was good for fevers; and whisky was good for everything else.

Whatever the brew might be worth, the whisky certainly was efficacious.

Having doctored Haig with the whisky, he now turned to Marion with the brew.

From then on your face was associated in her mind with the whole hell's brew in the mirror.

Much may be said for Ale, when we brew it for our people honestly.

She'd brew a tea from herbs and give to 'em to drink, and it always cured 'em.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English breowan "to brew" (class II strong verb, past tense breaw, past participle browen), from Proto-Germanic *breuwan "to brew" (cf. Old Norse brugga, Old Frisian briuwa, Middle Dutch brouwen, Old High German briuwan, German brauen "to brew"), from PIE root *bhreue- "to bubble, boil, effervesce" (cf. Sanskrit bhurnih "violent, passionate," Greek phrear "well, spring, cistern," Latin fervere "to boil, foam," Thracian Greek brytos "fermented liquor made from barley," Russian bruja "current," Old Irish bruth "heat;" Old English beorma "yeast;" Old High German brato "roast meat"), the original sense thus being "make a drink by boiling." Related: Brewed; brewing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BREW

ale

nounintoxicating, fermented beverage

coddle

verbboil lightly, usually eggs
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