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

Translation of steam in Italian:

noun

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)
    precipitarsi

Idioms

to get up o pick up steam

(machine, vehicle)

to run out of steam

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

to let o blow off steam

(use excess energy)
sfogarsi

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