ironed ironed  /ˈaɪ ərnd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) (of linens or clothes) smoothed with a hot iron

Usage(s):

  1. They have bungee-ironed, parachute-ironed and ironed in the wilderness.
  2. The girls had worn green blouses, probably ironed that morning by their mothers; the boys wore gray.
  3. Sheets had to be ironed perfectly for twice-weekly inspections, so like her fellow cadets, Fullilove simply slept on the floor.

News

  1. Head lice don't take summer off

    Yes, I ironed my daughter's mattress wearing a shower cap. But after I found lice eggs in her hair, I freaked. Don't panic: head lice are treatable, although it may take some work.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: CNN

  2. Theravance to proceed with plan to split business

    Drug developer Theravance Inc. plans to split into two independent, publicly traded companies after a royalty agreement it had ironed out with Irish drugmaker Elan Corp. PLC fell through. South San Francisco, ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. John Waggoner: Will companies spend their plentiful cash?

    You've probably had this problem before. You've woken up from your bed of freshly ironed $100 bills, and had to pick your way around dozens of bags of coins just to get to the closet.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Asbury Park Press

Quotes

  1. "There are still disagreements that have to be ironed out. There is still work to be done in the next few days," Obama said of the effort to win Senate passage of his top domestic priority by the end of the year. "I'm feeling cautiously...
    on Dec 15, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Reuters

  2. "We treaded water pretty good," said Tigers manager Jim Leyland, whose team could get a boost when injured relievers Fernando Rodney and Joel Zumaya return. "We need to get some things ironed out in the second half. They went through a lot in...
    on Jul 11, 2007 By: Jim Leyland Source: SI.com

  3. Glaus, who missed most of last season with St. Louis after right-shoulder surgery, said, "Early in spring, bear with me. We'll get that all ironed out."
    on Jan 5, 2010 By: Troy Glaus Source: Seattle Times

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