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parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb, adjective
blow off steam, let off steam
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: water vapor, esp. that formed by boiling.
The old trains were powered by steam.
definition 2: the white mist formed in the air when water vapor condenses, esp. by cooling.
The bathroom was full of steam after her hot shower.
definition 3: any visible mist, as from a smokestack.
definition 4: (informal) ability to do work; power.
Do you have the steam to climb the hill?
similar words:
energy, power
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phrase: blow off steam, let off steam
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: steams, steaming, steamed
definition 1: to release or produce steam.
The water is steaming.
definition 2: to come to have a coating of condensed vapor (often fol. by "up").
The windows steam up in cold, humid weather.
definition 3: to be in motion using or as if using steam power.
The train steamed up the mountain.
definition 4: (informal) to feel or express great anger.
He was angry when he left the office, and, by the time he got home, he was steaming.
similar words:
anger, broil, fume
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to apply steam to, esp. to cook or clean.
He steamed the fish for eight minutes.
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, concerning, or driven by steam.
a steam locomotive
definition 2: conveying or containing steam.
a steam pipe
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