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English definition of “simmer”

simmer

verb     /ˈsɪm.ər/ US  //
[I or T] to cook something liquid, or something with liquid in it, at a temperature slightly below boiling: Leave the vegetables to simmer for a few minutes.Preparing food using heatPreparing food [I] If a disagreement or negative emotion simmers, it grows slowly stronger over a period of time and could become more serious at any moment: The strike has been simmering for weeks. She's been simmering with resentment ever since the meeting.Making progress and advancingBecoming better simmer     noun [S] Bring the potatoes to a simmer.Preparing food using heatPreparing food
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