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iron something ↔ out

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishiron something ↔ out phrasal verbSOLVE/DEAL WITH A PROBLEMto solve or get rid of problems or difficulties, especially small ones We need to iron out a few problems first. iron→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
iron outAll around its abandoned buildings some one had left a junkyard of old wood and iron scrap.If something doesn't happen it's your responsibility to iron any problems out.If there are any problems in performance-related pay, we can iron these out.Separating the two parts is considerably easier than with cast iron.As the neatly ironed shirt billows out a special effect signifies the effects of Bold.Grappling irons were thrown out but these, too, proved ineffective.I sort of iron it out flat on my knee and look close.Before that, Donahue climbed down the iron rungs sticking out the sides of the manhole.
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Verb table
iron
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyiron
he, she, itirons
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyironed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave ironed
he, she, ithas ironed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad ironed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill iron
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have ironed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam ironing
he, she, itis ironing
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you, we, theyare ironing
Past
I, he, she, itwas ironing
you, we, theywere ironing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been ironing
he, she, ithas been ironing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been ironing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be ironing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been ironing
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