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steam up

vb (adverb)
1. to cover (windows, etc) or (of windows, etc) to become covered with a film of condensed steam
2. (tr; usually passive) slang to excite or make angry: he's all steamed up about the delay.
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steam

noun
Capacity or power for work or vigorous activity:
verb
Informal. To be or become angry:
Idioms: blow a fuse, blow a gasket, blow one's stack, breathe fire, fly off the handle, get hot under the collar, hit the ceiling, lose one's temper, see red.
Translations
يَتَغَطّى بالبُخار
zamlžit se
dugge
fá á sig móîu
buharlanmak

w>steam up

vt sep windowbeschlagen lassen; to be (all) steamed up(ganz) beschlagen sein; (fig inf)(ganz) aufgeregt sein; to get (all) steamed up(ganz) beschlagen; (fig inf)sich aufregen, hochgehen (inf); look at you, all steamed up about nothingdeine ganze Aufregung war umsonst
vibeschlagen

steam

(stiːm) noun
1. a gas or vapour that rises from hot or boiling water or other liquid. Steam rose from the plate of soup / the wet earth in the hot sun; a cloud of steam; (also adjective) A sauna is a type of steam bath.
2. power or energy obtained from this. The machinery is driven by steam; Diesel fuel has replaced steam on the railways; (also adjective) steam power, steam engines.
verb
1. to give out steam. A kettle was steaming on the stove.
2. (of a ship, train etc) to move by means of steam. The ship steamed across the bay.
3. to cook by steam. The pudding should be steamed for four hours.
steam-
steam-driven / steam-powered machinery.
ˈsteamer noun
a steamboat or steamship.
ˈsteamy adjective
of, or full of, steam. the steamy atmosphere of the laundry.
ˈsteamboat, ˈsteamship nouns
a ship driven by steam.
steam engine
a moving engine for pulling a train, or a fixed engine, driven by steam.
steam roller
a type of vehicle driven by steam, with wide and heavy wheels for flattening the surface of newly-made roads etc.
full steam ahead
at the greatest speed possible.
get steamed up
to get very upset or angry.
get up steam
to build up energy ready for effort.
let off steam
1. to release steam into the air.
2. to release or get rid of excess energy, emotion etc. The children were letting off steam by running about in the playground.
run out of steam
to lose energy, or become exhausted.
steam up
to (cause to) become covered with steam. The windows steamed up / became steamed up.
under one's own steam
by one's own efforts, without help from others. John gave me a lift in his car, but Mary arrived under her own steam.
References in classic literature ?
It was him that roused him up yesternight, and, what's more, my man knew he was comin', for he had steam up in the launch.
He didn't mind, he said, the trouble of punching their blanked heads down there, blank his soul, but did the condemned sailors think you could keep steam up in the God-forsaken boilers simply by knocking the blanked stokers about?