steam (sth) up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “steam (sth) up” in the English Dictionary

"steam (sth) up" in British English

See all translations

steam (sth) up

phrasal verb with steam uk   us   /stiːm/ verb
If ​glass or something with a ​glass or ​similarsurfacesteams up, it ​becomescovered with a ​thinlayer of ​watercaused by ​steamtouching it, and if you ​steam it up, you ​cause this to ​happen: The ​bathroommirrorsteamed up during my ​shower. Going into the ​warmroomsteamed my ​glasses up.
(Definition of steam (sth) up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “steam (sth) up”
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)蒙上水汽…
in Turkish buğulanmak, buğu yapmak…
in Russian запотевать…
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)蒙上水氣…
in Polish zaparować się/ coś…
What is the pronunciation of steam (sth) up?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“steam (sth) up” in British English

Word of the Day


to get knowledge or skill in a new subject or activity

Word of the Day

Tree huggers and climate change deniers
Tree huggers and climate change deniers
by Colin McIntosh,
October 08, 2015
The climate debate is one that has predictably generated a large amount of new vocabulary, some of it originally specialized scientific terminology that has been taken up by the media and is now common currency. Some of these terms are new additions to the Cambridge English Dictionary. The two opposing sides in

Read More 

face training noun
face training noun
October 05, 2015
a system of facial exercises designed to tone the facial muscles and improve the skin

Read More