• (GA) IPA: /ˈsɪmɚ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈsɪmə/

simmer (simmers, present participle simmering; past and past participle simmered)

  1. (intransitive) To cook or undergo heating slowly at or below the boiling point. [from mid 17th c.]
    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.
    Synonyms: coddle
  3. (intransitive, figurative) To be on the point of breaking out into anger; to be agitated. [from 1760s]
  4. (intransitive, figurative) To remain angry with someone or something past the point of exhaustion; to resign oneself to holding a grudge, especially after some failed attempts to resolve a situation.
    I tried to get through to him; all that's left for me to do is simmer.
Translations Translations Noun


  1. The state or process of simmering. [from early 19th c.]
    The kettle was kept on the simmer.
Translations Noun

simmer (plural simmers)

  1. (informal) Someone who plays a sim (a simulation game), particularly The Sims.


simmer (plural simmers)

  1. (slang, video games) A fan of the video game series The Sims.
    Hypernyms: simmer

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