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British English: /stiːm/
American English: /stim/

Translation of steam in Italian:


  • 1 vegetables cooked in steam
    verdure cotte al vapore
    machines, trains powered by steam
    macchine, treni a vapore
    steam rose from the ground
    il vapore si alzava dal terreno
    my breath turned to steam in the cold
    mi si condensava il fiato per il freddo
    before n (bath, cloud)
    di vapore
    al vapore
    (boiler, iron, railway)
    a vapore

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • 2 (Railways)trains used to steam across o through the countryside
    i treni attraversavano le campagne sbuffando
  • 3 [informal] (move fast)


to get up o pick up steam

(machine, vehicle)

to run out of steam

spomparsi (orator)
fiaccarsi (economy)
arrivare a un punto morto (worker)

to let o blow off steam

(use excess energy)

to get somewhere under one's own steam

ottenere qualcosa con i propri mezzi

Phrasal verbs

steam ahead

[figurative]to steam ahead in the polls
andare a gonfie vele nei sondaggi
she's steaming ahead with her thesis
la sua tesi procede bene

steam off:

1 steam off
avanzare sbuffando
(person) (in anger) andarsene via sbruffando
2 steam [something] off, steam off [something]
staccare [qualcosa] col vapore (stamp, wallpaper)

steam open:

steam [something] open, steam open [something]
aprire [qualcosa] col vapore (envelope, letter)

steam up:

1 (window, glasses)
2 steam [something] up
appannare (window)
to get steamed up [figurative] (person)
andare su tutte le furie (over per)
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