verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- to reduce in volume by simmering.
- Slang. to become calm or quiet, as from a state of anger or turmoil: We waited for the audience to simmer down.
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How to use simmer in a sentence
If you do, you can skip the initial 20-minute simmer and add the kale when you add the broth.This vegan soup gathers greens, grains and peanut butter in one spicy bowl|Aaron Hutcherson|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
Add enough water to cover and bring to a boil over high heat, then lower the heat to a simmer and cook, skimming off and discarding any foam that rises to the top, until the chicken breasts are firm to the touch, about 25 minutes.An aromatic chicken soup to restore the body and revive the spirit|Olga Massov|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
Bring the soup to a brisk simmer and cook for 5 minutes, then turn off the heat.This briny oyster soup brings the smells and tastes of Louisiana’s coast to your table|Dayana Sarkisova|December 17, 2020|Washington Post
When the spices are fragrant, add the water and bring the mixture to a simmer.4 Hot Cocktail Recipes to Save Your Winter Social Life|AC Shilton|December 17, 2020|Outside Online
Nine months into the worst pandemic the world has seen in 90 years, deep in a recession that shows no signs of ebbing, we are witnessing multiple hot spots on the simmer simultaneously.
Add the butter, chicken stock, salt, bay leaf, thyme, and tarragon and bring to a simmer.
Add the vinegar, bring to a simmer, then stir in the chicken stock.
In a small saucepan, combine the yogurt, cream, and vadouvan spice and bring to a simmer.
Add the remaining tomatoes, cover, and simmer for another 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
Bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to just below a simmer and cook until the shallots are very tender, about 20 minutes.
Well, we'll simmer down when the turn comes, and though I'm piling up dollars, I'll be thankful.Winston of the Prairie|Harold Bindloss
Allow the mixture to simmer in a hot oven and serve with fresh asparagus cut before breakfast.
Keep it boiling till the chicken is done, which would be in about an hour's time after it begins to simmer.
Cut up the duck or teal, and put it into the sauce, and let it simmer for a long time—the duck having been previously roasted.
Reduce and simmer till it is thick, then pass through a sieve, and take it off the fire before it boils.