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Simmer vs. Simper

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  • Simmer (verb)

    To cook or undergo heating slowly at or below the boiling point. from mid 17th c.

    "The soup simmered on the stove."

  • Simmer (verb)

    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."

  • Simmer (verb)

    To be on the point of breaking out into anger; to be agitated. from 1760s

  • Simmer (verb)

    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."

  • Simmer (noun)

    The state or process of simmering. from early 19th c.

    "The kettle was kept on the simmer."

  • Simmer (noun)

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

  • Simper (verb)

    To smile in a foolish, frivolous, self-conscious, coy, or smug manner.

  • Simper (verb)

    To glimmer; to twinkle.

  • Simper (noun)

    A foolish, frivolous, self-conscious, or affected smile; a smirk.

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  • Simmer (verb)

    To boil gently, or with a gentle hissing; to begin to boil.

  • Simmer

    To cause to boil gently; to cook in liquid heated almost or just to the boiling point.

  • Simper (verb)

    To smile in a silly, affected, or conceited manner.

  • Simper (verb)

    To glimmer; to twinkle.

  • Simper (noun)

    A constrained, self-conscious smile; an affected, silly smile; a smirk.

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  • Simmer (noun)

    temperature just below the boiling point;

    "the stew remained at a simmer for hours"

  • Simmer (verb)

    boil slowly at low temperature;

    "simmer the sauce"

    "simmering water"

  • Simper (verb)

    smile affectedly or derisively

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