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British English: /ˈsɪmə/
American English: /ˈsɪmər/

Translation of simmer in French:


  • ébullition (f) lente

transitive verb

  • faire cuire [quelque chose] à feu doux (soup, vegetables etc)
    laisser frémir (water)

intransitive verb

  • 1
    (soup, vegetables etc)
    cuire à feu doux, mijoter
  • 2 [figurative]
    (with discontent) bouillonner (with de)
    (with passion, excitement) frémir (with de)
    (quarrel, revolt, violence)
  • 3 [informal] (in sunshine, heat)
    (person, car, city)
    cuire [informal]

Phrasal verbs

simmer down

se calmer
(quarrel, riots, violence)
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