steam up

verb
steamed up; steaming up; steams up

Definition of steam up

transitive verb

: to make angry or excited : arouse

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Examples of steam up in a Sentence

finding yet another mistaken charge on his hospital bill really steamed him up

First Known Use of steam up

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of steam up was in 1922

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Cite this Entry

“Steam up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steam%20up. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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