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simmer

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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simmersim‧mer1 /ˈsɪmə $ -ər/ verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive, transitive]DFCCOOK to boil gently, or to cook something slowly by boiling it gently 🔊 Bring the soup to the boil and allow it to simmer gently for about half an hour.2 [intransitive]EMOTIONAL if you are simmering with anger, or if anger is simmering in you, you feel very angry but do not show your feelingssimmer with 🔊 He was left simmering with rage.3 [intransitive] if an argument is simmering, people feel angry with each other but only show it slightly 🔊 The row has been simmering for some time. 🔊 Violent revolt was simmering in the country. simmer down
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Examples from the Corpus
simmerSeveral kettles were on the stove, simmering.With Sam and me, it was ever simmering.long-simmering ethnic conflictsThe debate about school closures has been simmering among locals for years.Let the soup simmer for 10 minutes.Bring the stew to a boil, then let it simmer for 20 minutes.Cover the pan and let it simmer for fifteen minutes.Combine all ingredients and simmer gently for 30 to 45 minutes.Bring to simmer over medium heat.Cover pan and simmer slowly until rabbit is tender, about 20 minutes.Simmer the macaroni in lightly salted water.Place a rack in a pot holding 1 to 2 inches of gently simmering water.simmer gentlyIn one corner stood a gas-stove on which a black kettle simmered gently.Bring to the boil, simmer gently for 1-2min. 4 Serve warm or chilled, accompanied by sweet cinnamon cream.Lower the heat, cover and simmer gently for 1 hour or until the meat is tender.Cover and simmer gently for 10 minutes until the fruit is plump and soft.Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer gently for 15 minutes. 3.Cover and simmer gently for 15 minutes.Bring back to just under the boil and simmer gently for 5 minutes.Return rabbit to skillet, cover, and simmer gently until rabbit is tender, about 40 minutes.
Related topics: Cooking
simmersimmer2 noun [singular] 🔊 🔊 DFCCOOKwhen something is boiling gently 🔊 Bring the vegetables to a simmer.
Examples from the Corpus
simmerStir in fish sauce, coconut milk, sugar, and lime juice and bring to a simmer.Add bourbon, wine, stock, thyme, and bay leaves and bring to a simmer.
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Verb table
simmer
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysimmer
he, she, itsimmers
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysimmered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave simmered
he, she, ithas simmered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad simmered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill simmer
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have simmered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam simmering
he, she, itis simmering
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you, we, theyare simmering
Past
I, he, she, itwas simmering
you, we, theywere simmering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been simmering
he, she, ithas been simmering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been simmering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be simmering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been simmering
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