Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Steam"

The meaning of "Steam" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does What does "steam up a mirror" mean? mean?
A: Steaming up a mirror is when you cause it to be covered by moisture by exposing it to hot, moist air, like the air in a bathroom shower or your warm breath.
Q: What does steam mean?
A: It is the vapor that water turns into when heated.
Q: What does We all have to let off steam sometimes mean?
A: It means letting out your stress, anger, frustration, etc. so someone's way of letting of steam could be working out, running, etc.
Q: What does steam away mean?
A: Correct. This was a highly orotund, if somewhat awkward manner of saying that their memories were vanishing as they waited for the train to depart.
Q: What does "steam letters" in 1542 mean?
A: I believe they're referring to a way to read someone's mail without them knowing.
You hold an envelope over a source of steam (tea kettle usually), which softens the glue. You would then be able to open the envelope without ripping in, and then seal it back up after reading the letter inside.

Example sentences using "Steam"

Q: Please show me example sentences with steam.
A: The water evaporated into steam
There was steam coming from the pot
Lots of steam formed when the water began to boil
Q: Please show me example sentences with steamed.
A: "The carrots were steamed." ("to steam" = to cook with steam)

"The dry cleaner steamed my shirt before folding it." ("to steam" = to remove creases from fabric using steam)

"We steamed ahead, despite the challenges we faced." ("to steam ahead" = to keep going at a steady pace)

"He got steamed up about the political debate." ("to get steamed up" = to become angry or excited)
Q: Please show me example sentences with to let off steam.
A: The children were tired of being in the car all day so their mother took them to the park to let me find steam.

I know it seems like I complain a lot but I’m just letting off some steam.

Q: Please show me example sentences with let off steam.
A: Let off steam=relajarse
After six hours of intense study, it was time to let off some steam.
After work, he plays video games to let off steam.
The expression comes from the field of steam engines: if they build up too much pressure they explode. In order to prevent this, the engineer lets off steam to reduce the pressure in the boiler.

Synonyms of "Steam" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between steam and vapour ?
A: vapor = water in gaseous form
steam = hot vapor produced by boiling water (instead of evaporation)
Q: What is the difference between steam and vapor ?
A: Water vapor is little water droplets that exist in the air, while steam is water heated to the point that it turns into gas.

There was water vapour from the rain in the air.

Steam rose from the kettle.
Q: What is the difference between steam and vape ?
A: Vape is short for vapor and means using e-cigarettes. Vapor is almost the same as steam, but steam is always from something hot. When I breathe in cold, you see vapor, but it is not steam.
Q: What is the difference between steam and smoke ?
A: Steam is produced by water. Smoke is the result of something burning.
Q: What is the difference between steam and vapor ?
A: Yes. Steam is also a vapor.

Translations of "Steam"

Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? I'm running out of steam with this work, so i came up for air.
does this sound natural?
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 「ほくほくしている」 カボチャ や イモ がとても良く調理(steamed)されてい状態
A: Maybe "soft and fluffy" or "hot and steaming"? All of that is implied in "fresh-baked", though, like "fresh-baked potatoes".
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? ​‎the stationary steam engine was puffing in the factory and mine. I want to know the meaning plz
A: It means the steam engine was running hard in the factory and mine. In other words, the factory and mine were running as busy as it could be.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? how to speak this magical steam?

Other questions about "Steam"

Q: I’m going to let off steam by listening to some Japanese anime songs. Does this sound natural?
A: × I’m going to let off steam by listening to some Japanese anime songs.
✓ I’m going to let off some steam by listening to Japanese anime songs.

Q: "the first steam engine to clock 100 miles an hour"
This is a sentence from online Longman Dictionary. To me, it seems better to say "the first steam engine to have clocked 100 miles an hour". My question is "is it because steam engines belongs to old school,old history, so everyone understand it is about the past, that past form is unnecessary?"
I wonder if I could make myself understood?
A: both sentences work, as it was the first at that time so you can use it as a past tense, and is still the first to have so you can use present tense.
Q: To steam your pudding, line your pudding basin and then pour your mix in.


I just watched a YT video, whose channel‘s name is English Heritage, and I find it hard to understand what this “line” means here.
A: It means to cover the bottom and sides of the pudding basin, usually with baking paper/parchment.
Q: I need to blow off some steam. Does this sound natural?
A: Sure. Sounds natural. 😊
Q: How to translate blowing off steam?
How to translate take on in this case?
A: Blowing off steam - releasing his frustrations.
Take on - deal with...

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