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'Steaming' is also a term for a particular type of robbery where a mob of (usually) young men run through a crowd (it happened at this year's Notting Hill Carnival in London) or a train carriage, stealing everything they can grab from whoever's there, and relying on a combination of surprise, forward momentum and sheer numbers to avoid retaliation or resistance.

I've heard this used in British English, not sure if it's current elsewhere...

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