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"simmer" in British English

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simmerverb

uk   /ˈsɪm.ər/  us   //
[I or T] to ​cook something ​liquid, or something with ​liquid in it, at a ​temperatureslightly below ​boiling: Leave the ​vegetables to simmer for a few ​minutes. [I] If a ​disagreement or ​negativeemotion simmers, it ​growsslowlystronger over a ​period of ​time and could ​become more ​serious at any ​moment: The ​strike has been simmering for ​weeks. She's been simmering withresentmentever since the ​meeting.
simmer
noun [S] uk   us  
Bring the ​potatoes to a simmer.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of simmer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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simmerverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈsɪm·ər/
to ​cook a ​liquid or something with ​liquid in it at a ​temperatureslightly below ​boiling: [I] Add ​broth and simmer for 15 ​minutes.
simmer
noun [U]  us   /ˈsɪm·ər/
Bring the ​water to a simmer.
(Definition of simmer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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