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to cover (windows, etc) or (of windows, etc) to become covered with a film of condensed steam
(tr; usually passive) slang to excite or make angryhe's all steamed up about the delay
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How to use steam up in a sentence
Obey the bell-signals and keep steam up, and I don't believe you'll run into any hardship.Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants|H. Irving Hancock
But it takes time to get steam up on long disused marine engines and all hands were below when the real attack was delivered.The Onslaught from Rigel|Fletcher Pratt
The Kent alone of them, acting as guard-ship at the mouth of Port William, had her steam up.The Heroic Record of the British Navy|Archibald Hurd
"If you have steam up on board of the Bellevite, why not get under way and run down the river," continued Mr. Watts.Within The Enemy's Lines|Oliver Optic
Two o'clock in the morning of April 24, 1862, was fixed as the hour for the fleet to weigh anchor and steam up the river.The Hero of Manila|Rossiter Johnson