Bake vs Steam - What's the difference?
As a noun bake
is nautical traffic sign or buoy.
As an initialism steam is
(transitive, or, intransitive) To cook (something) in an oven.
- I baked a delicious cherry pie.
To dry by heat.
To prepare food by baking it.
To be baked to heating or drying.
- She's been baking all day to prepare for the dinner.
(figuratively) To be hot.
- The clay baked in the sun.
- It is baking in the greenhouse.
(slang) To smoke marijuana.
To harden by cold.
- I'm baking after that workout in the gym.
- The earth is baked with frost.
- They bake their sides upon the cold, hard stone.
In the dialects of northern England, the simple past book'' and past participle ''baken are sometimes encountered.
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* in a bake
(UK, NZ) Any of various baked dishes resembling casserole.
* 2009 , Rosalind Peters, Kate Pankhurst, Clive Boursnell, Midnight Feast Magic: Sleepover Fun and Food
The act of cooking food by baking.
- If you happen to have small, heat-proof glass or ceramic pots in your kitchen (known as ramekins) then you can make this very easy pasta bake in fun-size, individual portions.
The vapor formed when water changes from liquid phase to gas phase.
Pressurized water vapour used for heating, cooking, or to provide mechanical energy.
(figuratively) Internal energy for motive power.
(figuratively) Pent-up anger.
- After three weeks in bed he was finally able to sit up under his own steam .
A steam-powered vehicle.
Travel by means of a steam-powered vehicle.
(obsolete) Any exhalation.
- Dad had to go outside to blow off some steam .
- a steam of rich, distilled perfumes
* (a steam-powered vehicle) steamer
* blow off steam
* build up steam
* steam bath
* steam boiler
* steam condenser
* steam distillation
* steam engine
* steam hammer
* steam heater
* steam iron
* steam locomotive
* steam power
* steam railroad
* steam shovel
* steam train
* steam turbine
* run out of steam
* under one's own steam
(cooking) To cook with steam.
To expose to the action of steam; to apply steam to for softening, dressing, or preparing.
To produce or vent steam.
- to steam wood or cloth
To rise in vapour; to issue, or pass off, as vapour.
- My brother's ghost hangs hovering there, / O'er his warm blood, that steams into the air.
(figuratively) To become angry; to fume; to be incensed.
(figuratively) To make angry.
- The dissolved amber steamed away into the air.
To be covered with condensed water vapor.
- It really steams me to see her treat him like that.
To travel by means of steam power.
- With all the heavy breathing going on the windows were quickly steamed in the car.
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- We steamed around the Mediterranean.
(figuratively, or, literally) To move with great or excessive purposefulness.
- The vessel steamed out of port.
- If he heard of anyone picking the fruit he would steam off and lecture them.
, date=December 29
, author=Chris Whyatt
, title=Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton
, passage=That was the hard work largely done as the Ivorian waited for Malouda to steam
into the box before releasing a simple crossed pass which the Frenchman side-footed home with aplomb. }}
(obsolete) To exhale.
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Old-fashioned; from before the digital age.