Noun: steam steem
Verb: steam steem
- Water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere
- Enough activity to continue going; capacity for further growth
"the campaign is gaining steam";
- (figurative) pent-up anger
"he went outside to blow off some steam"
- Travel by means of steam power
"The ship steamed off into the Pacific";
- Emit steam
"The rain forest was literally steaming"
- Rise as vapour
- Get very angry
"her indifference to his amorous advances really steamed the young man"
- Clean by means of steaming
"steam-clean the upholstered sofa";
- steam clean
- (cooking) cook something by letting steam pass over it
"just steam the vegetables"
Derived forms: steaming, steamed, steams
Type of: anger, arise, clean, come up, cook, emit, give off, give out, go, go up, lift, locomote, make clean, move, move up, rise, see red, travel, uprise, vapor [US], vapour [Brit, Cdn]