English - Vietnamese Dictionary
iron /'aiən/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- ((thường) số nhiều) xiềng, bàn đạp (ngựa); cái giá (để nắn chân vẹo...)
- to be in irons: bị khoá tay; bị xiềng xích
- to have many irons in the fire
- có nhiều việc trong một lúc
- to strike while the iron is hot
- nội động từ
- to iron out
- giải quyết (khó khăn, vấn đề...)
irons|ironed|ironing'aɪə(r)nAdvanced English 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
noun, verb, adjectiveCollocation Dictionary
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
See also - BRANDING IRON, SOLDERING IRON, TIRE IRON
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
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.
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.
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.
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
I was put on iron tablets for my anaemia.
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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