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iron /'aiən/
  • danh từ
    • sắt
    • chất sắc (thuốc bổ)
    • đồ sắt, đồ dùng bằng sắt
    • bàn là
    • ((thường) số nhiều) xiềng, bàn đạp (ngựa); cái giá (để nắn chân vẹo...)
      • to be in irons: bị khoá tay; bị xiềng xích
    • (từ lóng) súng lục
    • to have many irons in the fire
      • có nhiều việc trong một lúc
    • có nhiều mưu lắm kế
    • to strike while the iron is hot
      • không để lỡ mất cơ hội
  • tính từ
    • bằng sắt
    • cứng cỏi, sắt đá
    • nhẫn tâm
    • ngoại động từ
      • tra sắt vào; bọc sắt
      • xiềng xích
      • là (quần áo...)
      • nội động từ
        • là quần áo
        • to iron out
          • giải quyết (khó khăn, vấn đề...)
      Concise Dictionary
      +a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood
      +a golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head
      +implement used to brand live stock
      +home appliance consisting of a flat metal base that is heated and used to smooth cloth
      +press and smooth with a heated iron
      +extremely robust
      Advanced English Dictionary
      noun, verb, adjective
      + noun
      1 [U] (Symbol Fe) a chemical element. Iron is a hard strong metal that is used to make steel and is also found in small quantities in blood and food: cast / wrought / corrugated iron + iron gates / bars / railings + an iron and steel works + iron ore (= rock containing iron) + patients with iron deficiency (= not enough iron in their blood) + iron tablets (= containing iron prepared as a medicine) + (figurative) She had a will of iron (= it was very strong).
      2 [C] a tool with a flat metal base that can be heated and used to make clothes smooth: a steam iron
      3 [C] (usually in compounds) a tool made of iron
      for prisoners
      4 (irons) [pl.] chains or other heavy objects made of iron, attached to the arms and legs of prisoners, especially in the past: leg irons + (old-fashioned) to clap somebody in irons
      in golf
      5 [C] one of the set of CLUBS (= sticks for hitting the ball with) that have a metal head: He hit a magnificent shot with a nine iron.
      Compare: WOOD
      Idioms: have several, etc. irons in the fire to be involved in several activities or areas of business at the same time, hoping that at least one will be successful
      more at PUMP v., RULE v., STRIKE v.
      + verb
      to make clothes, etc. smooth by using an iron: [VN] I'll need to iron that dress before I can wear it. + [V] He was ironing when I arrived.
      See also - IRONING
      Phrasal Verbs: iron sth<->out to remove the CREASES (= folds that you do not want) from clothes, etc. by using an iron
      iron out sth to get rid of any problems or difficulties that are affecting sth: There are still a few details that need ironing out.
      + adjective [only before noun] very strong and determined: She was known as the 'Iron Lady'. + a man of iron will
      Idioms: an iron fist / hand (in a velvet glove) if you use the words an iron fist/hand when describing the way that sb behaves, you mean that they treat people harshly. The harsh treatment may be hidden behind a kind appearance (the velvet glove): They promised that the army would strike with an iron fist at any resistance. + The iron hand in the velvet glove approach seems to work best with this age group.
      Collocation Dictionary

      1 metal


      rusty | cast, corrugated, galvanized, wrought
      a hut with a corrugated iron roof
      | pig | scrap

      VERB + IRON

      make, produce, smelt
      Germany produced enormous quantities of coal, iron and steel.
      | be rich in, contain
      foods that are rich in iron
      | be made from/(out) of, be cast in
      a bridge made of wrought iron

      IRON + VERB

      go rusty, rust

      IRON + NOUN

      mining iron ore locally
      | bar, ingot | filings | industry | foundry, works | deficiency
      patients with iron deficiency
      | tablets
      I was put on iron tablets for my anaemia.

      2 tool


      cool, hot, warm | electric, steam | travel

      VERB + IRON

      Use a cool iron on synthetics.


      run an iron over sth
      I just need to run an iron over my shirt, then I'm ready.

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