Definition of iron verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

iron

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈaɪən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈaɪərn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they iron
BrE BrE//ˈaɪən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈaɪərn//
 
he / she / it irons
BrE BrE//ˈaɪənz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈaɪərnz//
 
past simple ironed
BrE BrE//ˈaɪənd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈaɪərnd//
 
past participle ironed
BrE BrE//ˈaɪənd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈaɪərnd//
 
-ing form ironing
BrE BrE//ˈaɪənɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈaɪərnɪŋ//
 
 
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 [transitive, intransitive] iron (something) to make clothes, etc. smooth by using an iron I'll need to iron that dress before I can wear it. He was ironing when I arrived. see also ironing Word Origin Old English īren, īsen, īsern, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch ijzer and German Eisen, and probably ultimately from Celtic.Extra examples Her clothes were always beautifully ironed. My jeans need ironing. a neat pile of freshly ironed shirts Phrasal Verbsiron somethingout
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