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  • as inhave a ball
  • as inrage
  • as inrelease

synonyms for let off steam

  • beat the drum
  • cut loose
  • enjoy
  • feast
  • get down
  • get it on
  • go to town
  • jubilate
  • kick up one's heels
  • let loose
  • live it up
  • make merry
  • paint the town red
  • party
  • raise hell
  • raise the roof
  • rejoice
  • revel
  • revere
  • blow up
  • boil over
  • erupt
  • rampage
  • roar
  • seethe
  • tear
  • bristle
  • chafe
  • fret
  • fulminate
  • fume
  • overflow
  • rant
  • rave
  • scold
  • scream
  • splutter
  • steam
  • storm
  • surge
  • yell
  • be beside oneself
  • be furious
  • be uncontrollable
  • blow a fuse
  • blow one's top
  • champ at bit
  • fly off the handle
  • foam at the mouth
  • go berserk
  • have a fit
  • have a tantrum
  • look daggers
  • make a fuss over
  • rail at
  • rant and rave
  • snap at
  • throw a fit
  • work oneself into sweat
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How to use let off steam in a sentence

A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
A colossal steam "traveller" had ceaselessly carried great blocks of stone and long steel girders from point to point.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Two huge steam engines had snorted and puffed for three whole years.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Greenlaw (Charles P.), his efforts in obtaining steam for India, 560.
NOTES AND QUERIES, INDEX TO EIGHTH VOLUME, JULY-DECEMBER 1853VARIOUS
The steamboat of 1809 and the steam locomotive of 1830 were the direct result of what had gone before.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
The Comet started on her first trip up the Arkansas, being the first steam boat that ascended that river.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
The first steam rolling mill, with the exception of the one at Soho, was put up at Bradley ironworks.
SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
The first engine worked by steam in this town that we have record of was put up at same works in Water Street, in 1760.
SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
This engine only took steam during the first quarter of its stroke, the remaining three-quarters were by the expansion.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
Trevithick was equally ready with the application of steam-power either for pumping of water or for boring and removing rock.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
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WORDS RELATED TO LET OFF STEAM

  • beat the drum
  • cut loose
  • enjoyed
  • feasted
  • got down
  • got it on
  • jubilated
  • kicked up one's heels
  • let loose
  • let off steam
  • lived it up
  • made merry
  • painted the town red
  • partied
  • raised hell
  • raised the roof
  • rejoiced
  • reveled
  • revered
  • went to town
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.