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English verb: iron out

1. iron out (change) settle or put right


SamplesWe need to iron out our disagreements.


Synonymsput right, straighten out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate

2. iron out (contact) press and smooth with a heated iron


SamplesPress your shirts.
She stood there ironing.


ExamplesThey iron out the cape


Synonymsiron, press


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)press


Narrower (hyponym)mangle


Entailheat, heat up









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