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English noun: steam

1. steam (substance) water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere

Broader (hypernym)vapor, vapour

Narrower (hyponym)live steam

English verb: steam

1. steam (motion) travel by means of steam power

SamplesThe ship steamed off into the Pacific.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

Domain categorynavigation, pilotage, piloting

2. steam (weather) emit steam

SamplesThe rain forest was literally steaming.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)emit, give off, give out

3. steam (motion) rise as vapor

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)arise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise

4. steam (emotion) get very angry

SamplesHer indifference to his amorous advances really steamed the young man.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)anger, see red

5. steam (contact) clean by means of steaming

SamplesSteam-clean the upholstered sofa.

Synonymssteam clean

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)clean, make clean

6. steam (change) cook something by letting steam pass over it

SamplesJust steam the vegetables.

ExamplesThe chefs steam the vegetables

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cook

Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

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