English version

steam something ↔ open/off

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsteam something ↔ open/off phrasal verbOPENto use steam to open an envelope or to remove a stamp from an envelope steam→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
steam open/offIt didn't hurt his conscience too much, therefore, to spend time steaming the envelope open and letting curiosity prevail.A floating stage to accommodate two steam vessels was opened in 1880 and a floating roadway was added in 1926.At about a kilometre's range the whales' blow looked like small globular puffs of steam rising off the sea surface.Coils of steam writhed off the wet grass under the early heat of the sun.
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Verb table
steam
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysteam
he, she, itsteams
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysteamed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave steamed
he, she, ithas steamed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad steamed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill steam
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have steamed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam steaming
he, she, itis steaming
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you, we, theyare steaming
Past
I, he, she, itwas steaming
you, we, theywere steaming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been steaming
he, she, ithas been steaming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been steaming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be steaming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been steaming
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