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.
Origin of simmer
Related formssim·mer·ing·ly, adverbre·sim·mer, verbun·sim·mered, adjectiveun·sim·mer·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for simmering
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
Dissent against Erdogan has been simmering for a while because of his increased authoritarianism.
If you are willing to take the trouble, you may put them out to cool three or four times while simmering.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches|Eliza Leslie
The Zulu country is a simmering volcano just now over the restoration of Cetywayo.A Secret of the Lebombo|Bertram Mitford
But Ill tell you all about my simmering ideas when I have had time to make a few inquiries.Three Little Women|Gabrielle E. Jackson
When simmering add a few drops of lemon juice, and send to table with boiled rice.The Curry Cook's Assistant|Daniel Santiagoe
Keep it simmering all the time; it may take twenty hours to reduce.