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

Translation of simmer in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • (controversy/dispute)
    she was simmering with resentment/anger
    estaba a punto de estallar de resentimiento/ira
    Example sentences
    • As controversy simmers this summer about problems in wheat production, some are reminded of the role a row about wheat played in the turbulent events of 1277.
    • Well, the tension's been simmering a long time.
    • This had been simmering a long time - his grandparents are Islander fans.

transitive verb

  • (liquid/food)
    Example sentences
    • The resulting cooking liquid is simmered, seasoned, and served as the accompanying sauce.
    • He's standing at the stove, simmering spaghetti sauce.
    • For the young, brought up on MTV and quickie meals and express lines, will spending hours and hours lovingly simmering a pot of degchi mutton be something futile and unimaginable?

noun

  • (no plural) to keep something at a o on the simmer
    dejar que algo hierva a fuego lento
    bring it to a simmer and add the carrots
    Example sentences
    • Reduce your boiling water to a simmer, and plop two raw bagels in the water.
    • But just knowing her little brother was inside was enough to make her blood heat to a simmer.
    • Once at boiling point, lower to a simmer, cover and cook for about 25 minutes or until tender, then liquidise and check seasoning.

Phrasal verbs

simmer down

verb + adverb
[colloquial]
tranquilizarse
calmarse
give her time to simmer down
espera a que se tranquilice or se calme
espera a que se le pase

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