[soup, sauce] mijoter
→ The soup was simmering on the stove.
[conflict, quarrel] couver
→ bitter divisions that have simmered for more than half a century
[+soup, sauce] laisser mijoter
(=calm down) se calmer
→ The trip gave me time to simmer down.
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