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Synonyms of steam in English:


  • 1 steam from the kettle
    water vapor, condensation, mist, haze, fog, moisture
  • 2 he ran out of steam
    energy, vigor, vitality, stamina, enthusiasm;
    momentum, impetus, force, strength, thrust, impulse, push, drive;
    speed, pace
  • Phrases

    steamed up

  • 1.1 he got steamed up about forgetting his papers See agitated
  • 2.1 they get steamed up about the media See angry (sense 1)
  • let/blow off steam

    informal you'll go nuts if you don't let off steam once in a while
    give vent to one's feelings, speak one's mind, speak out, sound off, lose one's inhibitions, let oneself go;
    use up surplus energy

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