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Idioms about steam

    blow / let off steam, Informal. to give vent to one's repressed emotions, especially by talking or behaving in an unrestrained manner: Don't take her remarks too seriously—she was just blowing off steam.

Origin of steam

before 1000; Middle English steme,Old English stēam; cognate with Dutch stoom

OTHER WORDS FROM steam

Other definitions for steam (2 of 2)

STEAM
[ steem ]
/ stim /

noun
science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics, considered as a group of academic or career fields (often used attributively): Engaging students in STEAM subjects helps them become adept at solving all kinds of problems they might encounter, regardless of their chosen careers.
See also STEM.
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British Dictionary definitions for steam

steam
/ (stiːm) /

noun
verb
See also steam up

Word Origin for steam

Old English; related to Dutch stoom steam, perhaps to Old High German stioban to raise dust, Gothic stubjus dust
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Scientific definitions for steam

steam
[ stēm ]

Water in its gaseous state, especially at a temperature above the boiling point of water (above 100°C, or 212°F, at sea level). See Note at vapor.
A mist of condensed water vapor.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with steam

steam

see blow off steam; full speed (steam) ahead; get up steam; run out of steam; under one's own steam.

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