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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Origin of simmer
synonym study for simmer
OTHER WORDS FROM simmersim·mer·ing·ly, adverbre·sim·mer, verbun·sim·mered, adjectiveun·sim·mer·ing, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for simmer
Add the butter, chicken stock, salt, bay leaf, thyme, and tarragon and bring to a simmer.
Transfer the halves and cylinders to a medium sauté pan with the chicken stock and butter 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.
Simmer for five minutes, then add two pounds of shelled peas, six small raw French carrots and one dozen raw fresh asparagus tips.
Put back the rings of onions into this, and let them simmer gently.Cassell's Vegetarian Cookery|A. G. Payne
Simmer the flakes of two crabs and one-half of a chopped onion in butter.
Simmer by side of fire for twenty minutes, skimming carefully.Dressed Game and Poultry la Mode|Harriet A. de Salis
Moisten with a pint of consomm (stock, Art. 1), and simmer them gently for two hours.French Dishes for American Tables|Pierre Caron