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steam

 (stēm)
n.
1.
a. The vapor phase of water.
b. A mist of cooling water vapor.
2.
a. Pressurized water vapor used for heating, cooking, or to provide mechanical power.
b. The power produced by a machine using pressurized water vapor: an engine at full steam.
c. Steam heating.
3. Power; energy: The fundraising effort ran out of steam.
v. steamed, steam·ing, steams
v.intr.
1. To produce or emit steam: The kettle is steaming. Let's make tea.
2. To become or rise up as steam: The rain steamed off the hot pavement.
3. To become misted or covered with steam: The bathroom mirror steamed over.
4. To move by means of steam power.
5. Informal To become very angry; fume.
v.tr.
1. To expose to steam, as in cooking.
2. To cover or mist with steam: The windows are steamed up.
3. Informal To make angry: His laziness really steams me.

[Middle English steme, from Old English stēam.]

steaming

(ˈstiːmɪŋ)
adj
1. very hot
2. informal angry
3. slang drunk
n
(Railways) informal robbery, esp of passengers in a railway carriage or bus, by a large gang of armed youths
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.steaming - filled with steam or emitting moisture in the form of vapor or mist; "a steaming kettle"; "steamy towels"
wet - covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet weather"
Adv.1.steaming - (used of heat) extremely; "the casserole was piping hot"
Translations
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steaming

[ˈstiːmɪŋ] ADJ
1. [kettle, plate] → humeante
2. (= angry) → negro, furioso
3. (Scot) (= drunk) → mamado

steaming

adj (inf)
(= angry) person, letterwütend
(Scot, = drunk) → voll (inf), → breit (inf)
References in classic literature ?
Bob's reappearance with a steaming jug broke off the conversation.
On to Madagascar, steaming four knots by the supercargo's orders, and the suspicion forming that the Russian fleet might want the coal.
I wish we could see it Smallways; a square fight in blue water, guns or nothing, and all of 'em steaming ahead
The Americans had strung out in the modern fashion at distances of thirty miles or so, and were steaming to keep themselves between the Germans and either the eastern states or Panama; because, vital as it was to defend the seaboard cities and particularly New York, it was still more vital to save the canal from any attack that might prevent the return of the main fleet from the Pacific.
The red glow Bert had seen through the column of clouds came from the luckless Susquehanna; she lay almost immediately below, burning fore and aft, but still fighting two of her guns and steaming slowly southward.
Then, with an immense rushing sound, bearing as it were a straggling volley of crashing minor explosions on its back, the Susquehanna, three miles and more now to the east, blew up and vanished abruptly in a boiling, steaming welter.
Very tired," replied Pride, seating himself on a stone by the wayside and mopping his steaming brow.
Whatever there might be about," said Jukes, "we are steaming straight into it.
The echoing chamber of his soul was a narrow room, a conning tower, whence were directed his arm and shoulder muscles, his ten nimble fingers, and the swift-moving iron along its steaming path in broad, sweeping strokes, just so many strokes and no more, just so far with each stroke and not a fraction of an inch farther, rushing along interminable sleeves, sides, backs, and tails, and tossing the finished shirts, without rumpling, upon the receiving frame.
The marsh was steaming in the strong sun, and the outline of the Spy-glass trembled through the haze.
Everything else was unchanged, the sun still shining mercilessly on the steaming marsh and the tall pinnacle of the mountain, and I could scarce persuade myself that murder had been actually done and a human life cruelly cut short a moment since before my eyes.
We have steam enthusiasts literally steaming to Albert Dock, bringing their beautiful engines - some of which date back to the 1800s - just to be part of this event.