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British English: /ˈʌɪən/
American English: /ˈaɪ(ə)rn/

Translation of iron in French:


  • 1 (metal) old ou scrap iron iron and steel works/industry
    usine/industrie (f) sidérurgique
    a man/will of iron [figurative]
    un homme/une volonté de fer
    before n (bar, gate, railing)
    en fer
  • 2 (for clothes) with a hot/cool iron
    à fer chaud/doux
    to run the iron over something, to give something an iron
    donner un coup de fer à quelque chose

also: irons plural noun

  • fers mpl
    to put somebody in irons
    mettre quelqu'un aux fers


transitive verb

  • repasser (clothes)
    do not iron (on label)
    ne pas repasser
    to iron something under a damp cloth
    repasser quelque chose à la pattemouille

intransitive verb

  • (person)
    (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

il avait la mort dans l'âme

to strike while the iron is hot

battre le fer pendant qu'il est chaud

Phrasal verbs

iron out

iron out [something], iron [something] out 1.1 [literal]
faire partir [quelque chose] au fer (creases)
1.2 [figurative]
aplanir (problem, difficulty)
to iron the wrinkles out of something [figurative]
peaufiner quelque chose
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