Synonyms of steam in English:
let off steam
- informal[Antonyms] bottle things upgive vent to one's feelings, speak one's mind, sound off, lose one's inhibitions, let oneself go;use up energy, release surplus energy
under one's own steam
- [Antonyms] with helpunaided, unassisted, without help, without assistance, independently, by oneself, by one's own efforts, on one's own two feet
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informal he bounced out of the car and steamed into the shop See run
get steamed up
- 1 he got really steamed up about forgetting his papersbecome agitated, get worked up, get overwrought, get flustered, panic, become panic-strickeninformal get het up, get into a state, get into a tizzy, get uptight, get into a stew, get the willies, get the heebie-jeebies, go into a flat spinBritish informal have kittens, have an attack of the wobblies[Antonyms] calm down
- 2 they get steamed up about the mediabecome very angry, become enraged, go into a rage, lose one's temperinformal go/get mad, go crazy, go wild, see red, go bananas, hit the roof, go through the roof, go up the wall, go off the deep end, fly off the handle, blow one's top, blow a fuse/gasket, lose one's rag, go ape, flip, flip one's lid, go non-linear, go ballistic, go psychoNorth American informal flip one's wig, blow one's lid/stackvulgar slang go apeshit
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