steel

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈstiːl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/stil/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(stēl)

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steel

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n as adj
  1. a steel [drum, sculpture]
  2. works in the steel industry
  3. stainless steel [utensils, knives]
  4. is steel-[plated, coated]
  5. steel construction
  6. a steel frame
  7. use steel wool to remove
  8. UK: wearing steel-capped [boots, shoes]
  9. wearing steel-toe [boots]
  10. wearing steel-toed [boots]
  11. steel [guitar, strings]
  12. a steel-clad [ship, tank]
  13. steel-coated [roofing, bullets]
n
  1. [stainless, pure, alloy] steel
  2. [cut, weld, forge, shape, mold, melt] steel
  3. the [pans, cutlery, pots] are made of steel
  4. [display, show, have] nerves of steel
  5. the [player, president] [displayed] nerves of steel
v
  1. steel yourself for [the worst, a fight, the onslaught]
  2. steeled herself against the [fear, crowd, danger]
  3. steeled himself to face [his fear, the disaster, the fire]
  4. steeled her [heart, nerves]
  5. her [tone, expression, jaw] (was) steeled with [resolve, determination]
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