To cook (food) in liquid heated to the point of steaming
To focus the attention on something moodily and at length
A state of discomposure
Let him stew on that for a while.
She stirred the pot of stew and stepped away from the fire.
She looked down at her stew, her father's warnings coming back to her thoughts.
Sean brought her a bowl of thick beef stew, soda bread, and a Coke.
Oh, my dear fellow, we're in such a stew here these last two days.