stewed


stewed
   drunk
   The common culinary imagery:
    ... most of the time in camp... poor old Abel was stewed. (Keneally, 1979 — Abel was not in the hands of cannibals)
   You are no less drunk if half-stewed.
   Sometimes also of being under the influence of narcotics:
    They kept piling the old hashish into the shisheh... He's totally stewed. (Deighton, 1991 — a shisheh is a bowl made of shisham wood, or Dalbergia sissoo)

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  • stewed — [ stud ] adjective 1. ) stewed fruit or meat has been cooked slowly in a liquid: stewed apples 2. ) VERY INFORMAL DRUNK 3. ) BRITISH stewed tea has become too strong and has developed an unpleasant taste …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stewed — [stju:d US stu:d] adj 1.) [not before noun] informal old fashioned drunk 2.) BrE tea that is stewed tastes unpleasantly strong because it has been left in the pot too long …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stewed — [sto͞od, styo͞od] adj. 1. cooked by stewing, as food 2. Slang drunk; intoxicated …   English World dictionary

  • stewed — UK [stjuːd] / US [stud] adjective 1) very informal drunk I, 1) 2) British stewed tea has become too strong and has developed an unpleasant taste 3) stewed fruit or meat has been cooked slowly in a liquid stewed apples …   English dictionary

  • stewed (up) — AND stew mod. alcohol intoxicated. (See also sense 1 for stew.) □ Gary was too stewed to remember his name. □ The kid was stewed up and scared to death of what his parents were going to do to him …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Stewed — Stew Stew, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stewed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stewing}.] [OE. stuven, OF. estuver, F. [ e]tuver, fr. OF. estuve, F. [ e]tuve, a sweating house, a room heated for a bath; probably of Teutonic origin, and akin to E. stove. See {Stove},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stewed — adj. Stewed is used with these nouns: ↑tea …   Collocations dictionary

  • stewed — adjective 1 (not before noun) informal drunk 2 BrE tea that is stewed tastes too strong and bitter because it has been left too long before being drunk …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • stewed — adjective Date: circa 1737 drunk 1a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stewed — /stoohd, styoohd/, adj. 1. cooked by simmering or slow boiling, as food. 2. Slang. intoxicated; drunk. [1400 50; late ME; see STEW1, ED2] * * * …   Universalium


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