iron , US [transcription]{{["aI\@rn"]}}
A n
1 (metal) fer m ; old ou scrap iron ferraille f ; iron and steel works/industry usine/industrie f sidérurgique ; a man/will of iron fig un homme/une volonté de fer ;
2 (for clothes) fer m (à repasser) ; electric iron fer m électrique ; with a hot/cool iron à fer chaud/doux ; to run the iron over sth, to give sth an iron donner un coup de fer à qch ;
3 (golf) fer m ; a six-iron un fer six ;
4 (splint) attelle f ;
5 Med fer m.
B irons npl fers mpl ; to put sb in irons mettre qn aux fers.
C modif lit [bar, gate, railing] en fer ; iron sheet tôle f.
D adj fig [constitution, grip, will] de fer ; [rule] draconien/-ienne.
E vtr repasser [clothes] ; do not iron (on label) ne pas repasser ; to iron sth under a damp cloth repasser qch à la pattemouille.
F vi [person] repasser ; [garment, fabric] se repasser.
to have a lot of irons in the fire avoir beaucoup d'affaires en train ; the iron had entered his soul littér il avait la mort dans l'âme ; to strike while the iron is hot battre le fer pendant qu'il est chaud.
Phrasal verb
iron out :
iron out [sth], iron [sth] out
1 lit faire partir [qch] au fer [creases] ;
2 fig aplanir [problem, difficulty] ; to iron the wrinkles out of sth fig peaufiner qch.

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