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1‘steam gushed from the spout of the kettle’
water vapour, condensation, mist, haze, fog, exhalation, moisture, dampness
rare fume, smoke
2‘he starts fast but tends to run out of steam’
energy, vigour, vigorousness, vitality, stamina, enthusiasm
momentum, impetus, power, force, strength, thrust, impulse, push, drive, driving power
speed, pace, velocity
1‘he bounced out of the car and steamed into the shop’
unaided, unassisted, without help, without assistance, independently, by oneself, by one's own efforts, on one's own two feet
1‘he got really steamed up about forgetting his papers’
become agitated, get worked up, get overwrought, get flustered, panic, become panic-stricken
get het up, get into a state, get into a tizzy, get uptight, get into a stew, get the willies, get the heebie-jeebies, go into a flat spin
have kittens, have an attack of the wobblies
2‘they get steamed up about the media’
become very angry, become enraged, go into a rage, lose one's temper
get mad, go mad, go crazy, go wild, see red, go bananas, hit the roof, go through the roof, go up the wall, go off the deep end, fly off the handle, blow one's top, blow a fuse, blow a gasket, lose one's rag, go ape, flip, flip one's lid, go non-linear, go ballistic, go psycho
go crackers, go spare, do one's nut
flip one's wig, blow one's lid, blow one's stack
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