What is Stew ?
Stew is (noun) 1. a dish of meat and veg- etables cooked together for a long time This lamb stew is a French recipe. 2. in a stew feeling anxious because of being in an awkward situation (informal.) Having lost my wallet, I’m in a bit of a stew.(verb) 1. to cook for a long time in liquid Stew the ap- ples until they are completely soft. 2. to stew in your own juice to suffer the bad ef- fects of something you have done (informal.) Don’t lend him any more money, leave him to stew in his own juice for a while.
source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level