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steamsteam2 ●●○ verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive]HOT if something steams, steam rises from it, especially because it is hot 🔊 A pot was steaming on top of the cooker.2 [transitive]DFCCOOK to cook something in steamboil 🔊 Steam the vegetables lightly. 🔊 steamed broccolisee thesaurus at cook3 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]TTWTRAVEL to travel somewhere in a boat or train that uses steam to produce powersteam into/from etc 🔊 We steamed from port to port.4 [intransitive] especially British English to go somewhere very quicklysteam in/down 🔊 Geoff steamed in, ten minutes late.5 be steaming (mad) steam ahead steam something ↔ open/off steam up→ See Verb table
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steamThe broccoli, peppers and squash should be steamed.Dammit, these people get me steamed!Aunt Margaret carried in an oblong, golden pie from the kitchen, steaming and savoury.The 31,011-mile journey ended on August 17, when the ship steamed back into Norfolk.I had no time to steam my Christmas pudding, so I poured boiling water over it and ate it like cake.Black pots stood steaming on a pair of hobs.Do you want me to steam the broccoli?Steam the courgettes for 3-4 minutes.The large plate-glass window of the riverside cafe was steamed up and trickles of condensation ran down the yellow-painted walls.I could smell the burning oil steaming up from the motor.Captain Morris, the mess officer, scowled at the garbage can of steaming water.steaminga bowl of steaming hot soupLater, we carried steaming hot water through the Buffalo snowdrifts to thaw our chickens' wafer bucket.The memories crowded in around me as I sat with a nice cup of steaming hot water, writing in longhand.steam into/from etcAs it was, she steamed from Liverpool that night and was with John the following evening.During the next four weeks we steamed from one port to another, unloading and loading a variety of cargoes.The procession moved through the kitchen, through clouds of steam from several large metal vats of food.In the end they used a locomotive which diverted the steam into tanks behind the engine by means of a ducted exhaust.Clouds of steam from the dishwasher filled the room when the going got heavy.From behind her came a spear of light that struck steam from the ground at her feet.But already the 11.54 was steaming into the station, and Perks was looking in all the windows.That's what they were: packets of steam from the Steam Packet Hotel.steam in/downJeremy Hoad offers advice for would-be postgraduates Postgraduates are about as easy to define as collecting steam in a bucket.We were steaming in a circle for a reason.After tense negotiations the idea of steaming in a circle was proposed.Others have behavioural problems and need to let off steam in a safe and controlled setting.But there is already a head of steam in parliament to make the proposed voluntary takeover code legally binding.The idea of rewarding groups is also gaining steam in the bitter debate over merit pay for teachers.The horses began to steam in the sunlit air.