brew


brew
   1. British
   to burn
   Referring to an armoured vehicle in wartime, from the brewing of tea by soldiers over an open fire, often raised by pouring petrol into sand:
    You'll have seen a tank being brewed. (Seymour, 1980)
   A brew-up was the infusion of the tea or, in sardonic humour, the combustion of a tank:
    You would hear the fire order given by the tank commander as the enemy came into view. Then — 'well done — good shooting — another brew up.' (de Guingand, 1947)
   2. beer
   It is indeed brewed, along with many other substances:
    They sat in wicker rockers on the porch, and opened another round of brew. (Grisham, 1994)

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