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

Translation of iron in French:

noun

  • 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

adjective

transitive verb

  • (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

Idioms

to have a lot of irons in the fire

avoir beaucoup d'affaires en train

the iron had entered his soul

[literary]
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]
(problem, difficulty)
to iron the wrinkles out of something
[figurative]
peaufiner quelque chose

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