(of a vehicle) to move by steam powerThe heat converts water into high-pressure steam.
power, energy, or speedSocialists everywhere had run out of steam and ideas.
At 65 years old, her energy is wonderful.
He is best remembered for his drive and enthusiasm.
You have to have a lot of stamina to be a top-class dancer.
Considering her age, she still has a lot of go in her.
He had no power in his left arm.
He was surprised at the strength of his own feeling.
They need something to put the pep back in their lives.
He gave the choreography his usual class and zip.
He fell in love with her for her vitality and sense of fun.
He lacks the vigour of a normal, healthy teenager.
He played with great vigour.
verve, , ,
He played with great style and verve.
She's got more get-up-and-go than anyone I know.
The part was performed with élan by a promising young tenor.
She danced past, bubbling with vivacity.
Some may enjoy the liveliness of such a restaurant.
See get steamed up
See let off steam
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in the sense of condensation
anything that has condensed from a vapour, esp. on a windowHe used his sleeve to wipe the condensation off the glass.
in the sense of drive
energy, ambition, or initiativeHe is best remembered for his drive and enthusiasm.
Video: pronunciation of 'steam'
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Life on the edge
The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost. Indulge your adventurous spirit by exploring some associated ‘extreme’ vocabulary. Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz?