Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

iron

2 verb
     
Related topics: Clothes, Technology
iron2 S3 [transitive]
DCCT to make clothes smooth using an iron [= press]:
Have you ironed my shirt?

iron something ↔ out

phrasal verb
to solve or get rid of problems or difficulties, especially small ones:
We need to iron out a few problems first.

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary