Translation of simmer in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈsɪmər; ˈsɪmə(r)/

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [liquid] hervir* a fuego lento; [controversy/dispute] fermentar she was simmering with resentment/anger estaba a punto de estallar de resentimiento/ira
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    • 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/verbo transitivo

  • [liquid/food] hervir* a fuego lento
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    • 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?


Phrasal verbs

simmer down

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
[colloquial/familiar] 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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