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steam

US [stim]
UK [stiːm]
  • n.蒸汽;水蒸气;水汽;蒸汽动力
  • v.蒸发;散发蒸汽;冒水汽;蒸(食物)
  • Web水蒸汽
Simple Present:steams  Present Participle:steaming  Past Tense:steamed  
steam
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n.
1.
水蒸气;蒸汽the hot gas that water changes into when it boils
Steam rose from the boiling kettle.
壶里的水开了,冒着蒸汽。
2.
蒸汽动力the power that is produced from steam under pressure, used to operate engines, machines, etc.
the introduction of steam in the 18th century
18 世纪蒸汽动力的采用
steam power
蒸汽动力
the steam age
蒸汽时代
a steam train/engine
蒸汽火车;蒸汽机
3.
水汽very small drops of water that form in the air or on cold surfaces when warm air suddenly cools
She wiped the steam from her glasses.
她擦去眼镜上的水汽。
IDM
full speed/steam ahead
全速前进;全力with as much speed or energy as possible
His election campaign is beginning to get up steam.
他的竞选活动逐渐形成声势。
get up/pick up steam
(informal)
声势逐渐强大;渐成气候;慢慢活跃起来to become gradually more powerful, active, etc.
His election campaign is beginning to get up steam.
他的竞选活动逐渐形成声势。
逐渐提速to increase speed gradually
let off steam
(informal)
释放精力;发泄怒气;宣泄感情to get rid of your energy, anger or strong emotions by doing sth active or noisy
run out of steam
(informal)
筋疲力尽;丧失热情to lose energy and enthusiasm and stop doing sth, or do it less well
get, etc. somewhere under your own steam
(informal)
靠自己的力量去某处to go somewhere without help from other people
v.
1.
[i]
蒸发;散发蒸汽;冒水汽to send out steam
a mug of steaming hot coffee
一大杯热气腾腾的咖啡
2.
[t][i]
~ (sth)
蒸(食物)to place food over boiling water so that it cooks in the steam; to be cooked in this way
steamed fish
蒸鱼
3.
[i]
+ adv./prep.
依靠蒸汽动力行驶to move using the power produced by steam
The boat steamed across the lake.
汽船从湖上驶过。
4.
[i]
+ adv./prep.
快速行走;疾行to go somewhere very quickly
He spotted her steaming down the corridor towards him.
他看见她沿着走廊向他疾步走来。
The company is steaming ahead with its investment programme.
公司正紧锣密鼓地实施自己的投资方案。
IDM
be/get (all) steamed up (about/over sth)
(informal)
(变得)非常气愤,非常激动to be/become very angry or excited about sth

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