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Brew, to make beer; absolutely: I wash, wring, b., bake etc. Wiv. I, 4, 101. Transitively: “she --s good ale,” Gentl. III, 1, 304. “the proverb 'Blessing of your heart, you b. good ale,'” Gentl. III, 1, 304 Comically used of sack: “go b. me a pottle of sack,” Wiv. III, 5, 29. Figuratively, == to contrive, to prepare, to temper: “that sunshine --ed a shower for him,” H6C II, 2, 156. “if I could temporize with my affection, or b. it to a weak and colder palate,” Troil. IV, 4, 7. “she drinks no other drink but tears, --ed with her sorrow, meshed upon her cheeks,” Tit. III, 2, 38. “our tears are not yet --ed,” Mcb. II, 3, 130. The gerund or participle in a neuter sense: “another storm --ing,” Tp. II, 2, 19. “there is some ill a --ing towards my rest,” Merch. II, 5, 17.
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