lose steam

Definition of lose steam

informal
:to lose strength, force, or energy :to slow down
  • Sales have lost steam in recent weeks.

Word by Word Definitions

lose play
  1. : to bring to destruction

  2. : damn

  3. : to miss from one's possession or from a customary or supposed place

steam play
  1. : a vapor arising from a heated substance

  2. : the invisible vapor into which water is converted when heated to the boiling point

  3. : the mist formed by the condensation on cooling of water vapor

  1. : to give out as fumes : exhale

  2. : to apply steam to

  3. : to rise or pass off as vapor


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