Synonyms of steam in English:

steam


See definition of steam

noun

1‘steam gushed from the spout of the kettle’

SYNONYMS

water vapour, condensation, mist, haze, fog, exhalation, moisture, dampness

rare fume, smoke

2‘he starts fast but tends to run out of steam’

SYNONYMS

energy, vigour, vigorousness, vitality, stamina, enthusiasm

momentum, impetus, power, force, strength, thrust, impulse, push, drive, driving power

speed, pace, velocity


verb

1‘he bounced out of the car and steamed into the shop’

See run

Phrases

    let off steam

      SYNONYMS

      give vent to one's feelings, speak one's mind, sound off, lose one's inhibitions, let oneself go

      informal

      use up energy, release surplus energy

      ANTONYMS

      bottle things up

    under one's own steam

      SYNONYMS

      unaided, unassisted, without help, without assistance, independently, by oneself, by one's own efforts, on one's own two feet

      ANTONYMS

      with help

    get steamed up

      1‘he got really steamed up about forgetting his papers’

      SYNONYMS

      become agitated, get worked up, get overwrought, get flustered, panic, become panic-stricken

      informal

      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

      British informal

      have kittens, have an attack of the wobblies

      ANTONYMS

      calm down

      steam

      2‘they get steamed up about the media’

      SYNONYMS

      become very angry, become enraged, go into a rage, lose one's temper

      informal

      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

      British informal

      go crackers, go spare, do one's nut

      North American informal

      flip one's wig, blow one's lid, blow one's stack

      informal, vulgar slang

      go apeshit

      steam
    steam up

      ‘glass lenses are more likely to steam up than plastic’

      SYNONYMS

      become misted, become misty, become covered with condensation

      steam