"stewing" in the noun sense
an extreme state of worry and agitation
"his stewing over the fight kept him awake most of the night"
2. boiling, stewing, simmering
cooking in a liquid that has been brought to a boil
"stewing" in the verb sense
1. grizzle, brood, stew
be in a huff be silent or sullen
2. stew, grudge
bear a grudge harbor ill feelings
cook slowly and for a long time in liquid
"Stew the vegetables in wine"
Source: WordNet® (An amazing lexical database of English)
Princeton University "About WordNet®."
WordNet®. Princeton University. 2010.
View WordNet® License