To Brew. v.a. [brouwen, Dutch; brawen, German; bꞃuƿan, Saxon.]
- To make liquours by mixing several ingredients.
We have drinks also brewed with several herbs, and roots, and spices. Bacon.
Mercy guard me!
Hence with thy brew'd enchantments, foul deceiver. Milton.
- To prepare by mixing things together.
Here's neither rush nor shrub to bear off any weather at all, and another storm brewing. Shakesp. Tempest.
Take away these chalices; go, brew me a pottle of sack finely. Shakesp. Merry Wives of Windsor.
Or brew fierce tempests on the watry main,
On o'er the globe distil the kindly rain. Pope's R. of the L.
- To contrive; to plot.
I found it to be the most malicious and frantick surmise, and the most contrary to his nature, that, I think, had ever been brewed from the beginning of the world, howsoever countenanced by a libellous pamphlet of a fugitive physician, even in print. Wotton.