"stews" in the noun sense
1. fret, stew, sweat, lather, swither
agitation resulting from active worry
"don't get in a stew"
"he's in a sweat about exams"
food prepared by stewing especially meat or fish with vegetables
"stews" 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"
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