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fold1

fold1

 
pronunciation:
fold
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: folded, folding, folds
definition 1: to bend over upon itself so that one section lies on or against another section.
She folded the letter once before putting it in the envelope.
synonyms:
crease, double over, lap
antonyms:
unfold
similar words:
collapse, crimp, layer, pleat, tuck
definition 2: to make compact by bending upon itself numerous times.
She folded the sheets and pillowcases.
antonyms:
spread, unfold
definition 3: to bring (the arms, hands, or the like) together, crossing or intertwining them.
synonyms:
cross, interlace, intertwine
definition 4: to bring (wings) in toward the body from an outstretched position.
similar words:
draw in, pull in, retract, tuck
definition 5: to bend, twine, or wrap (usu. fol. by about, around, or the like).
She folded her arms about the child.
synonyms:
bend, lap, twine, wind, wrap
definition 6: to hold close; clasp or entwine.
He folded her in his arms.
synonyms:
clap, embrace, enfold, envelop, hug, wrap
similar words:
embosom, encircle, entwine, enwrap
definition 7: to mix in (a cooking ingredient) by gently and repeatedly scooping up part and turning it over the rest.
You need to fold the eggwhites into the batter.
similar words:
blend, mix, stir
definition 8: to wrap, encase, or enclose.
She folded the jewel in a scrap of gold paper.
synonyms:
encase, enfold, envelop, wrap
similar words:
bind, cover, enclose, lap
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to be or be able to be folded.
These chairs will fold.
synonyms:
close, collapse, retract, shut
antonyms:
unfold
similar words:
bend, double over
definition 2: (informal) to fail or come to an end, esp. because of lack of funds or patronage.
That badly managed business will fold before the year is out.
synonyms:
bomb, flop, shut down
similar words:
break down, bust, cave in, collapse, fail
definition 3: (informal) to yield to pressure; give in.
synonyms:
bend, cave in, give, submit, surrender, yield
similar words:
break, collapse, crumple
definition 4: (informal) to weaken or collapse after effort or exertion.
synonyms:
break down, collapse
similar words:
crash, crumple, fail, pass out
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a section that has been bent back over another; pleat.
synonyms:
lap, plait, pleat, tuck
similar words:
crimp, layer, overlap
definition 2: the line, crease, or bend made by folding.
synonyms:
crease
similar words:
bend, burrow, corrugation, line, mark, ridge, wrinkle
definition 3: the act or an instance of bending something over upon itself.
similar words:
bend, crimp, doubling, tuck
definition 4: a crease, bend, or ridge, as in an anatomical or geological structure.
synonyms:
crease
similar words:
bend, corrugation, crest, furrow, ridge
derivations: foldable (adj.), folded (adj.)