To fume away
Fume Fume, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fumed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fuming}.] [Cf. F. fumer, L. fumare to smoke. See {Fume}, n.] 1. To smoke; to throw off fumes, as in combustion or chemical action; to rise up, as vapor. [1913 Webster]

Where the golden altar fumed. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Silenus lay, Whose constant cups lay fuming to his brain. --Roscommon. [1913 Webster]

2. To be as in a mist; to be dulled and stupefied. [1913 Webster]

Keep his brain fuming. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To pass off in fumes or vapors. [1913 Webster]

Their parts are kept from fuming away by their fixity. --Cheyne. [1913 Webster]

4. To be in a rage; to be hot with anger. [1913 Webster]

He frets, he fumes, he stares, he stamps the ground. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

While her mother did fret, and her father did fume. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

{To fume away}, to give way to excitement and displeasure; to storm; also, to pass off in fumes. [1913 Webster]


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