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1‘a beef stew’
1‘stew the meat for an hour or so’
braise, casserole, fricassee, simmer, boil
South African smoor
2‘there's no point stewing over it’
worry, fret, agonize, be anxious, be nervous, be agitated, get in a panic, get worked up, get in a fluster, get overwrought
get in a flap, get in a state, get in a tizz, get in a tizzy, get in a tiz-woz, get in a sweat, get steamed up, get in a lather
3‘the girls sat stewing in the heat’
swelter, be very hot, perspire, sweat
roast, bake, be boiling
‘she's in a right old stew’
agitated, anxious, in a state of nerves, nervous, in a state of agitation, in a panic, worked up, keyed up, overwrought, wrought up, flustered, flurried, in a pother
in a flap, in a state, all of a dither, in a sweat, in a tizz, in a tizzy, in a tiz-woz, all of a lather, het up, in a twitter
strung up, windy, having kittens, all of a doodah
in a twit
cool, calm, relaxed, laid-back
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