simmer

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simmer (uncountable)

  1. The state or process of simmering.
    The kettle was kept on the simmer.

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simmer (third-person singular simple present simmers, present participle simmering, simple past and past participle simmered)

  1. (intransitive) To cook or undergo heating slowly at or below the boiling point.
    The soup simmered on the stove.
  2. (transitive) To cause to cook or to cause to undergo heating slowly at or below the boiling point.
    Simmer the soup for five minutes, then serve.
  3. (intransitive) To remain angry with someone/something past the point of exhaustion; to resign oneself to holding a grudge, instead of and esp. after failed attempts to resolve a situation.
    I tried to get through to him; all that's left for me to do is simmer.

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German[edit]

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simmer

  1. (colloquial, regional) Contraction of sind wir.
    Wann simmer denn da?
    When are we gonna be there?

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This contraction is common throughout central Germany, southern Germany, and Austria. It is only occasionally heard in northern Germany.

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Scots[edit]

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From Old English sumor, from Proto-Germanic *sumaraz.

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simmer (plural simmers)

  1. summer

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian sumur, sumer, from Proto-Germanic *sumaraz. Compare Dutch zomer, German Sommer, English summer, Danish sommer.

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simmer c (plural simmers)

  1. summer