1 ferment, cook, boil; infuse:
Our beer is brewed using the best hops.
2 concoct, devise, plan, Colloq cook up; contrive, prepare, bring about, cause, produce, hatch:
They are brewing up a plot to unseat the financial director.
3 start, go on, hatch, begin, form; stew, simmer, Colloq cook:
4 beer, ale, stout; tea; beverage, drink; concoction, mixture:
She served me some strange brew in which I could detect cinnamon and nutmeg.