under its own steam
Definition of under its own steam
of a ship, boat, etc.
: by using its own power or efforts The ship was damaged but was able to return to port under its own steam. —often used figuratively He became a success under his own steam.
Word by Word Definitions
: in or into a position below or beneath something
: below or short of some quantity, level, or limit
: in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness
: below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by
: subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of
: receiving or undergoing the action or effect of
: lower in rank or authority : subordinate
: used to express immediate or direct kinship
: to have or hold as property : possess
: to have power or mastery over
: to acknowledge to be true, valid, or as claimed : admit
: a vapor arising from a heated substance
: the invisible vapor into which water is converted when heated to the boiling point
: the mist formed by the condensation on cooling of water vapor
: to give out as fumes : exhale
: to apply steam to
: to expose to the action of steam (as for softening or cooking)
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