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Spanish translation of “iron”

iron

noun /ˈaiən/
(also adjective ) (chemistry ) (symbol Fe) (of) an element that is the most common metal, is very hard, and is widely used for making tools etc
hierro
Steel is made from iron The ground is as hard as iron iron railings iron determination (= very strong determination).
a flat-bottomed instrument that is heated up and used for smoothing clothes etc
plancha
I’ve burnt a hole in my dress with the iron.
a type of golf-club.
palo de hierro
ironing noun clothes etc waiting to be ironed, or just ironed
ropa por planchar
What a huge pile of ironing!
irons noun plural formerly, a prisoner’s chains
grilletes
They put him in irons.
ironing-board noun a padded board on which to iron clothes.
tabla de planchar
ironmonger noun a dealer in articles of metal eg tools, locks etc and other goods.
ferretero
ironmongery noun the business or goods of an ironmonger.
ferretería
have several irons in the fire ( have too many etc irons in the fire) to be involved in, or doing, several etc things at the same time.
tener muchas cosas entre manos
iron out phrasal verb to get rid of (creases etc) by ironing
quitar; suavizar
It’s going to be tricky to iron out all the creases in this shirt.
to get rid of (difficulties etc) so that progress becomes easier
solucionar
There are still a few small problems that need ironing out.
strike while the iron is hot to act etc while the situation is favourable/favorable
lo mejor es actuar de inmediato
Opportunities like this don’t come along every day so you have to strike while the iron is hot.
(Definition of iron from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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