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steamed up

adjective phrase

  1. Angry; hot and bothered, pissed off: The first thing she does is get all steamed up about it (1923+)
  2. ager; excited: He's really steamed up about the new initiative (1936+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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  • In this shadow we steamed up—very slowly, as you may imagine.

    Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
  • Then they steamed up the coast to Pernambuco, and on to the West Indies.

  • In the night the vessel turned back and steamed up the James.

    Campfire and Battlefield

    Rossiter Johnson
  • The Klondyke had been steamed up and ready to leave for more than an hour.

    The Brand

    Therese Broderick
  • We left some time in September, and steamed up to Nova Scotia, then across.

  • The next day we steamed up the long, land-locked gulf of Narenta.

    Albania E. F. Knight
  • I'm not steamed up; maybe I'll reason with him better because I'm not.

    Direct Wire Clee Garson
  • About noon Boston appeared, and shortly after we steamed up the bay.

    The Last Cruise of the Spitfire Edward Stratemeyer
  • At length they got safely on board the Union and steamed up for Hull.

  • It was close to noon before the river boat turned a bend and steamed up to the wharf at Kusiak.

    The Yukon Trail

    William MacLeod Raine
Idioms and Phrases with steamed up

steamed up

Stirred up, aroused with ardor, excitement, anger, or other strong emotion, as in She was all steamed up about the results. The precise meaning depends on the context. [ ; early 1900s ]
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