brew

Definitions:

To perform the business of brewing; to be forming or collecting.
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914. (verb, noun) (v. & n.) (verb, noun)
To be in preparation; as, a storm is brewing.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (verb) (v. i.) (verb intransitive)
To be brewing; to be getting ready.
- The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894. (verb) (v. i.) (verb intransitive)
Brewer.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (noun) (n.) (noun)
To make liquor from malt; to contrive; to prepare.
- The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894. (verb) (v. t.) (verb transitive)
To prepare liquor, as from malt and hops; to mingle; to contrive; to plot.
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914. (verb) (v.) (verb)
To make, as liquors from malt or other materials; to plot; as, to brew mischief.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (verb) (v. t.) (verb transitive)
The process of making liquor from malt; a particular brand or make of malt liquor.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (noun) (n.) (noun)
To perform the operation of brewing: to be gathering or forming.
- The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899. (verb) (v. i.) (verb intransitive)
To make beer, ale, & c., by boiling and mixing the materials and fermenting them; to contrive; to plot.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874. (verb) (v.) (verb)
To prepare a liquor, as from malt and other materials: to contrive or plot.
- The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899. (verb) (v. t.) (verb transitive)

Usage examples:

Our manufacturers will wake with a start in 1878, and forego both night- caps; they won't have time to brew the one or don the other in surprise at exhibits from the poor colonies and the ingenious Americans.
- A Heart-Song of To-day by Annie Gregg Savigny
Our hunger made us immediately apply to the contents of the saddle- bags, while we put on our saucepan to brew some tea, which served more quickly than anything else to restore warmth to our bodies.
- With Axe and Rifle by W.H.G. Kingston
" Then you must have some tea, and I will brew it myself.
- The Maids of Paradise by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers