steam (sth) up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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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…
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