steam out

steam out

1. To depart under the power of a steam engine. The pier was filled with friends and family members watching as their loved ones steamed out on the ship to America. The conductor gave one final blow of his whistle before the train steamed out of the station.
2. To leave or exit (some place) in a very angry and animated manner. After being told she couldn't watch any more television, the child threw down her toys and steamed out in a huff. I told Mark that we should break up, and he steamed out of the restaurant without saying a word.
3. To remove some substance or characteristic (from something else) with the application of steam. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "steam" and "off." You're going to have to steam out this stain. I want to steam the wrinkles out of my suit before my big interview tomorrow.
See also: out, steam

steam out of (something or some place)

1. To depart from or move out of some place under the power of a steam engine. The pier was filled with friends and family members watching as their loved ones steamed out of the harbor on the ship to America. The conductor gave one final blow of his whistle before the train steamed out of the station.
2. To leave or exit some place in a very angry and animated manner. After being told she couldn't watch any more television, the child threw down her toys and steamed out of the room in a huff. I told Mark that we should break up, and he steamed out of the restaurant without saying a word.
3. To remove some substance or characteristic (from something else) with the application of steam. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "steam" and "off." The only way you're getting rid of this stain is to steam it out of the carpet. I want to steam the wrinkles out of my suit before my big interview tomorrow.
See also: of, out, steam

steam out (of some place)

[for a conveyance, usually a ship] to exit something under power. (Originally referred to steam engines, but now can be any sort of engine.) The huge diesel engines began to labor, and the ship steamed out of its berth. It shuddered a couple of times and steamed out.
See also: out, steam