steam

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steam(
stim
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (water)
a. el vapor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
He threw water on the fire and watched as the steam rose.Echó agua al fuego y miraba cómo subía el vapor.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (culinary)
a. cocer al vapor
I steamed some broccoli with butter and salt.Cocí un poco de brócoli al vapor con mantequilla y sal.
b. cocinar al vapor
We steamed some dim sum for appetizers.Cocinamos unos dim sum al vapor de aperitivo.
3. (to open using steam; used with "open")
a. abrir con vapor
She steamed open the letter that arrived for her son.Abrió la carta que llegó para su hijo con vapor.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to give off steam)
a. echar vapor
The crock pot is steaming.La olla de cocción lenta está echando vapor.
5. (to move under steam power)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The ship is steaming out of the harbor at three knots.El buque está saliendo del puerto a tres nudos.
We steamed into Zurich, where we were going to change trains.Entramos a Zurich, donde íbamos a cambiar de tren.
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steam
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el vapor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (on window, mirror)
a. el vaho
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
steam bathbaño de vapor
steam enginemáquina de vapor
steam ironplancha de vapor
steam shovelexcavadora f
3. (idioms)
a.
to run out of steamperder fuelle
to let off steamdesfogarse
she did it under her own steamlo hizo por sus propios medios
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (culinary)
a. cocinar al vapor
to steam open an envelopeabrir un sobre exponiéndolo al vapor
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (give off steam)
a. despedir vapor
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steam [stiːm]
noun
vapor (m)
to get up or pick up steam dar presión; full steam ahead! (Náut) ¡a todo vapor!; the ship went on under its own steam el buque siguió adelante con sus propios motores
to go full steam ahead with sth avanzar a toda marcha con algo
The Government was determined to go full steam ahead with its privatization programme
to let off steam desahogarse
under one's own steam por sus propios medios or propias fuerzas
to run out of steam quedar sin fuerza
transitive verb
1 (Cookery) cocer al vapor
2
to steam open an envelope abrir un sobre con vapor; to steam a stamp off despegar un sello con vapor
intransitive verb
1 (give off steam) echar vapor
the bowl was steaming on the table la cacerola humeaba encima de la mesa
2 (move)
we were steaming at 12 knots íbamos a 12 nudos; navegábamos a 12 nudos; to steam ahead avanzar; adelantarse mucho
the project is steaming ahead John's steaming ahead with his project
to steam along avanzar (echando vapor); the ship steamed into harbour el buque entró al puerto echando vapor; the train steamed out salió el tren
modifier
steam bath (n) baño (m) de vapor
steam engine (n) máquina (f) de vapor
steam hammer (n) martillo (m) pilón
steam heat (n) calor (m) por vapor
steam iron (n) plancha (f) de vapor
steam organ (n) órgano (m) de vapor
steam shovel (n) (US) pala (f) mecánica de vapor; excavadora (f)
steam turbine (n) turbina (f) de vapor
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