steam in

steam in

1. To enter (some place) under the power of a steam engine. We stood on the pier and watched the ship steam in the harbor. The train steamed in at exactly 8:35 AM.
2. To enter (some place) in a very angry and animated manner. The child steamed in the kitchen and sat down at the table in a grumpy huff. The boss steamed in and started shouting at everyone about the latest financial results.
See also: steam

steam in (something)

 and steam into something
[for a vehicle, usually a ship] to enter something under power. (Originally referred to steam engines, but now can be any sort of engine.) The ship steamed into the harbor and headed for the pier. Right on time, the ship steamed in.
See also: steam
References in classic literature ?
It seemed that, at the moment that the enormous narwhal had come to take breath at the surface of the water, the air was engulfed in its lungs, like the steam in the vast cylinders of a machine of two thousand horse-power.
While the rosy afterglow of sunset still tints the sky, the two pajama-clad cousins run off steam in a grassy play area below the screen.