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steam

(stēm) [AS. steam, vapor]
1. The invisible vapor into which water is converted at the boiling point.
2. The mist formed by condensation of water vapor.
3. Any vaporous exhalation.
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But we're going to take the hit in terms of them blowing off steam and projecting their own frustrations onto us.
Since this is Jerusalem, it might be a way of blowing off steam, or maybe it's an expression of rebellion and independence.
Battle-weary soldiers blowing off steam. Nothing you can't see in a Madonna video.
Woodson said she initially believed the threats were from "an angry student blowing off steam." But the persistence of the threats "freaked me out," she said.
TNA: What would you say to people who insist that rock is just harmless youthful rebellion, a lot of kids blowing off steam? Or that youth has always been this way?
But in the view of Weberschmitt, it's also a healthy exercise in blowing off steam.
I mean, he's out there, but [those writers] are mostly just blowing off steam. They're just getting attention."
Ford told reporters he had been 'extremely inebriated' in the clip, which shows him apparently blowing off steam.