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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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McChrystal is held accountable for letting off steam.
Some of the people in the book appear anonymously so that Vachon can keep letting off steam without attracting a libel suit.
Vintage vehicle veterans will be letting off steam this weekend, at a grand gathering of old-world automobiles, traditional tractors and middle-aged motorbikes.
Principal lecturer Tracey Cockerton said: "Those with high emotional intelligence were less likely to bottle up feelings and were more likely to find sensible ways of letting off steam or seeking social support from other officers."
After the seminar she talked to the children; listened as they expressed their needs for relaxation, play and letting off steam; and then expressed her own concerns for their safety.
We see dancers exhausted, bored, relaxing, letting off steam on tour in an Athens taverna, joyriding in Copenhagen's Tivoli Gardens - even walking their dogs.
The furore has been dismissed as "banter" by the League Managers Turn to Page 67 Turn to Page 67 From Back Page Association who claimed he was "letting off steam".