iron out

verb

ironed out; ironing out; irons out

transitive verb

1
: to make smooth or flat by or as if by pressing
2
: to resolve or work out a solution to
ironed out their differences

Word History

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of iron out was in 1753

Dictionary Entries Near iron out

Cite this Entry

“Iron out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/iron%20out. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

iron out

verb
1
: to make smooth or flat by or as if by ironing
2
: to work out a solution to
ironed out their differences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


Fashionable Words

  • dog-sunglasses-scarf
  • Which of these items is named for a deadly weapon?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?

PLAY