steam across

steam across (something or some place)

1. To travel across some place or thing under the power of a steam engine. The ship steamed across the channel in record time. The new express train steamed across the country at hitherto unheard of speeds.
2. To walk across some place in a very angry and animated manner. The child threw her toy on the ground and steamed across the room in a huff. I could hear the boss steaming across the office to berate the marketing department for their blunder.
See also: across, steam

steam across something

[for a ship] to cross a body of water under power. (Originally referred to steam engines, but now can be any sort of engine.) How long does it take to steam across the Atlantic these days? We steamed across the bay in less than an hour.
See also: across, steam
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It was only natural, that on the advent of the twentieth century, with nationalism gaining steam across the world, pan-Islamism would also find mass appeal.
Abortion pill reversal (APR) bills are gaining steam across the nation.
But I think there is going to be a head of steam across the country because it's not just happening in Sandwell.
Recognizing learning curves: It's true that modular is gaining steam across the country, but it's important to recognize that all project partners may not be highly experienced in this building model.
As the Amazon-owned grocery chain Whole Foods picks up steam across the region, it is considering new possible locations to call home.
During the past five years, as the coworking movement has built steam across the suburbs, facilities have been born out of innovation, creativity and the entrepreneurial need for a good place to work.
These wonderful evocative engineering marvels are a sight to behold, snorting and steaming when stationary, always waiting to catch the unwary with a blast of hot steam across the platform and the rhythmic beat of the from unseen valves and vents.
Rail infrastructure projects are picking up steam across the Gulf, with work on projects in Bahrain and Kuwait making progress this year, according to local media.
The chances of it steaming again next to zero as British Rail embarked on a modernisation programme that meant the phasing out of steam across the rail network, to be replaced by the introduction of diesel engines, sounding the death knell for locomotives in this country.
"Track renewal is going on full steam across all zones," a senior Railway Ministry official told IANS.
The Welsh visit forms part of the Man Engine's 2018 Resurrection Tour, which will see the puppet steam across some of the UK's most significant mining heritage sites.
As the economic headwinds continue to pick up steam across the region, and 'cautious expansion' continues to remain the operative mantra for most employers, HR functions are now being asked by their Board's and executive Leadership teams to answer a challenging yet reasonable question -- how does the company's current performance management process improve business results and vice versa?
But today, sociologist Piettre believes the UDMF is surfing on a larger sense of Muslim identity that has been gathering steam across Europe.
Steam across the Settle & Carlisle Line Every Sunday 19th July to 6th September 2015 Travel by steam over the dramatic Settle & Carlisle Railway, including the famous Ribblehead Viaduct, passing through England's highest railway station Dent and enjoying magnificent views across the Fells to the Three Peaks.
Steam across the Settle & Carlisle Line Saturday 18th July and 1st August 2015 Travel by steam over the dramatic Settle & Carlisle Railway, including the famous Ribblehead Viaduct, passing through England's highest railway station Dent and enjoying magnificent views across the Fells to the Three Peaks.