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Brew vs. Concoct

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Brewverb

To make tea or coffee by mixing tea leaves or coffee beans with hot water.

Concoctverb

To prepare something by mixing various ingredients, especially to prepare food for cooking.

‘to concoct a potion’; ‘to concoct a new dish’;

Brewverb

(transitive) To heat wine, infusing it with spices; to mull.

Concoctverb

(figurative) To contrive something using skill or ingenuity.

‘to concoct a cunning plan’;

Brewverb

To make a hot soup by combining ingredients and boiling them in water.

Concoctverb

(obsolete) To digest.

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Brewverb

To make beer by steeping a starch source in water and fermenting the resulting sweet liquid with yeast.

Concoctverb

To digest; to convert into nourishment by the organs of nutrition.

‘Food is concocted, the heart beats, the blood circulates.’;

Brewverb

(transitive) To foment or prepare, as by brewing

Concoctverb

To purify or refine chemically.

Brewverb

(intransitive) To attend to the business, or go through the processes, of brewing or making beer.

Concoctverb

To prepare from crude materials, as food; to invent or prepare by combining different ingredients; as, to concoct a new dish or beverage.

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Brewverb

To be in a state of preparation; to be mixing, forming, or gathering.

Concoctverb

To digest in the mind; to devise; to make up; to contrive; to plan; to plot.

‘He was a man of a feeble stomach, unable to concoct any great fortune.’;

Brewverb

To boil or seethe; to cook.

Concoctverb

To mature or perfect; to ripen.

Brewnoun

The mixture formed by brewing; that which is brewed; a brewage, such as a cup of tea.

Concoctverb

make a concoction (of) by mixing

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Brewnoun

(slang) A beer.

Concoctverb

prepare or cook by mixing ingredients;

‘concoct a strange mixture’;

Brewnoun

A hill.

Concoctverb

of charges

Brewverb

To boil or seethe; to cook.

Concoctverb

devise or invent;

‘He thought up a plan to get rich quickly’; ‘no-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software’;

Brewverb

To prepare, as beer or other liquor, from malt and hops, or from other materials, by steeping, boiling, and fermentation.

Brewverb

To prepare by steeping and mingling; to concoct.

‘Go, brew me a pottle of sack finely.’;

Brewverb

To foment or prepare, as by brewing; to contrive; to plot; to concoct; to hatch; as, to brew mischief.

‘Hence with thy brewed enchantments, foul deceiver!’;

Brewverb

To attend to the business, or go through the processes, of brewing or making beer.

‘I wash, wring, brew, bake, scour.’;

Brewverb

To be in a state of preparation; to be mixing, forming, or gathering; as, a storm brews in the west.

‘There is some ill a-brewing towards my rest.’;

Brewnoun

The mixture formed by brewing; that which is brewed.

Brewnoun

drink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distilling

Brewverb

prepare by brewing;

‘people have been brewing beer for thousands of years’;

Brewverb

sit or let sit in boiling water so as to extract the flavor;

‘the tea is brewing’;

Brewverb

make (beer) by soaking, boiling, and fermentation

‘within five years the company will brew as much beer in China as in Australia’; ‘the brewing industry’;

Brewverb

make (tea or coffee) by mixing it with hot water

‘I've just brewed some coffee’;

Brewverb

make tea

‘he insisted on sitting us down and then went to brew up’;

Brewverb

(of an unwelcome event or situation) begin to develop

‘a storm was brewing’; ‘there was more trouble brewing as the miners went on strike’;

Brewnoun

a kind of beer

‘small breweries which are able to offer rare brews’;

Brewnoun

a glass or can of beer

‘he dug a brew out from the cooler and flipped the ringtop’;

Brewnoun

a cup or mug of tea or coffee

‘she took a sip of the hot reviving brew’;

Brewnoun

a mixture of events, people, or things which interact to form a more potent whole

‘a dangerous brew of political turmoil and violent conflict’;

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