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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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Creating proper racing tracks, he added, would people a place to go and let off steam, which would stopg them from using the main roads.
Alastair, who says he will travel to Turkey to support James' Eurovision bid, says the pair let off steam over a few pints.
You can also pour out your emotions in a diary or play a sport--these are healthy ways to let off steam. Next time you feet mad or frustrated, walk away or use your words to say, "I'm angry, and here's why." Maybe you're angry about your dads' re-marriage.
Was it to give some kids a place to let off steam? She thinks not.
"I realize there's a force protection issue, but there ought to be some way for troops to let off steam. Even during the Vietnam War, U.S.
Head coaches have to let off steam, but they should never chew out an assistant coach in front of the players.
It is an opportunity for DISAM members to let off steam, express their ideas, and have fun at the same time.
While Roman Synods provided a forum to "let off steam," they also acted as correctives, strengthening the bonds between bishops and popes in the common search for truth.
"Boy culture" enabled boys to let off steam and prepared them for the rough and tumble world of business and politics in mid-19th century America.
Some officers routinely meet after their shift to "let off steam" and to discuss the events of the day.
New York - number three in the list - was voted one of the most stressed cities, but with the best nightlife scene there's plenty of ways to let off steam.
But then, I guess if you were the presenter of a motoring programme needing to let off steam when you couldn't get a hot meal at the end of a long day's filming, it might seem a bit of a bargain.