simmer-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: cook just below boiling

I tasted the sauce as it was simmering before adding the mint, prosciutto, and cheese.
The gravy I made was simmering for quite some time.
I simmered the vegetables in the broth while I was making up the sausage mixture.

VerbNet: cooking-45.3
FrameNet: Absorb_heat,Apply_heat
PropBank: simmer.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: be moderately active or preparing to be active

NOTE: Abstract/metaphorical usage; refers to emotions and situations

I don't know, I was just simmering in my own self-loathing.
Last week the immigration talk was just simmering.
Her tea-tasting business was just simmering rather than reaching the rolling boil she wanted.
Ooooooh and that karma was simmering for some time.
Another Disney trip was simmering in the ol' vacation crockpot.
Diana Krall fulfills her tremendous promise that jazz aficionados have sensed was simmering in her for many moons.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Emotion_heat
PropBank: simmer.01

Sense Number 3: SIMMER DOWN: become calm, quiet down

Commentary: Is: SIMMER DOWN

Inquiring minds wanna know now people, why a man can't just simmer down?
I thought this issue had simmered down until I received this post today.
Slowing price hikes suggest that the market has simmered down a little bit.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
simmer_down 1