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

Translation of steam in German:

noun no pl., no indef. art.

  • Dampf Mask.
    the window was covered with steam
    das Fenster war beschlagen
    all the steam has gone out of him/the idea [informal]
    er hat seinen ganzen Schwung verloren/aus der Idee ist der Dampf raus [informal]
    get up steam [figurative]
    in Fahrt kommen
    get up steam to do something [figurative]
    den nötigen Dampf aufbringen, um etwas zu tun
    let off steam [figurative]
    Dampf ablassen [informal]
    run out of steam
    keinen Dampf mehr haben
    [figurative]
    den Schwung verlieren
    under its own steam
    mit eigener Kraft
    under one's own steam [figurative]
    aus eigener Kraft
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transitive verb

  • 2steam open an envelope
    einen Umschlag mit [heißem] Wasserdampf öffnen

intransitive verb

  • 1 (emit steam) steaming hot
    dampfend heiß
    heat the water till steaming hot
    das Wasser erhitzen, bis es dampft
  • 2 (move) he went steaming after the thief [figurative] [informal]
    er stürmte mit Volldampf hinter dem Dieb her [informal]

Phrasal verbs

steam ahead

intransitive verb [figurative] [informal]
rasche Fortschritte machen

steam over

intransitive verb

steam up

transitive verb 1
beschlagen lassen
be steamed up
beschlagen sein
2 [figurative] [informal]be/get [all] steamed up
[total] ausrasten [informal]
don't get steamed up about it!
reg dich doch darüber nicht so auf!
intransitive verb

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