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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theysteam open
he/she/itsteams open
present participlesteaming open
past tensesteamed open
past participlesteamed open
  1. to use steam to separate two edges or pieces of paper that are stuck together

    Someone has steamed open the envelope.

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