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simmerverb [I/T]

us   /ˈsɪm·ər/
to cook a liquid or something with liquid in it at a temperature slightly below boiling: [I] Add broth and simmer for 15 minutes.
simmer
noun [U] us   /ˈsɪm·ər/
Bring the water to a simmer.
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simmerverb

uk   /ˈsɪm.ər/ us   /ˈsɪm.ɚ/
[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.
[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.
simmer
noun [S] uk   us  
Bring the potatoes to a simmer.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of simmer from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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