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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Example sentences from the Web for simmer
Cover the pot with a tight-fighting lid or enclose the pot with parchment and foil, bring the braise to a slow simmer — this can either be done on the stove on medium-low heat or in the oven around 325 degrees — and cook until tender.How to braise vegetables and bring out their best flavors|Aaron Hutcherson|January 11, 2021|Washington Post
Add the vegetable stock, scraping up any bits stuck to the bottom of the pan, and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, and cook, with the lid slightly ajar, for 20 minutes, stirring once or twice.This vegan soup gathers greens, grains and peanut butter in one spicy bowl|Aaron Hutcherson|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook until the sugar dissolves.4 Hot Cocktail Recipes to Save Your Winter Social Life|AC Shilton|December 17, 2020|Outside Online
Add the toasted spices and orange peel to the mixture and bring to a simmer, then decrease the heat to medium-low.This cocktail can keep you warm around the fire pit — and you can make it there, too|M. Carrie Allan|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
When the dairy mixture comes to a simmer, whisk the egg yolks into the sugar mixture until well combined.Dig into this fall-spice pudding pie nestled in a nut crust and topped with whipped cream|Erin Jeanne McDowell|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Set a heatproof bowl over a pot of gently simmering water, making sure that the bowl does not touch the surface of the water.
And suddenly France is simmering again with DSK spring fever.French Political Sex Movie About DSK Sets Cannes Aquiver|Tracy McNicoll|May 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Handing folks an easier way to tag your organization—and highlight their simmering discontent—is not going to end well.
Over the last three days the simmering confrontation suddenly erupted.Ukraine's President Flees Kiev, Tymoshenko Is Free at Last|Will Cathcart|February 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If the flames of separatism in Punjab seemed to be simmering, the secessionist strife in Kashmir was just peaking.Farewell to Manmohan Singh, India’s Puppet Prime Minister|Kapil Komireddi|January 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The great roasts are simmering and crackling on the spits, while the vegetables of potatoes, chestnuts and peas are boiling.Ways of War and Peace|Delia Austrian
May be removed by simmering the bark of the root of bitter-sweet in lard, till it becomes very yellow.Domestic Animals|Richard L. Allen
A subtle scheme was simmering in his brain, which the fiery liquor now awoke to full activity.Menotah|Ernest G. Henham
This simmering, oily, exhausting temperature carried us close to the line.
With this permission the sugar and molasses were soon simmering in a saucepan, sending forth a pleasant fragrance.The Story of the Big Front Door|Mary Finley Leonard