Synonyms of stew in English:

stew


See US English definition of stew

See UK English definition of stew

See Spanish definition of estofado

noun

1‘a beef stew’

SYNONYMS
casserole

verb

1‘stew the meat for an hour or so’

SYNONYMS
braise, casserole, fricassee, simmer, boil
jug
South African smoor
archaic seethe

2‘there's no point stewing over it’

SYNONYMS
worry, fret, agonize, be anxious, be nervous, be agitated, get in a panic, get worked up, get in a fluster, get overwrought
informal 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’

SYNONYMS
swelter, be very hot, perspire, sweat
informal roast, bake, be boiling

Phrases

    in a stew

    ‘she's in a right old stew’


    SYNONYMS
    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
    informal 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
    British informal strung up, windy, having kittens, all of a doodah
    North American informal in a twit
    Australian, New Zealand informal toey
    dated overstrung
    ANTONYMS

    cool, calm, relaxed, laid-back