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unfold

un·fold

unfold

 
 
pronunciation:
uhn fold
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: unfolded, unfolding, unfolds
definition 1: to open or spread out from a folded condition.
She carefully unfolded the map.
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synonyms:
open, spread
antonyms:
fold
similar words:
develop, expand, extend, fan, straighten, unfurl, unroll
definition 2: to reveal, develop, or make known or clear, esp. by explanation, narration, or the like.
The detective unfolded the mystery of the man's disappearance.
synonyms:
develop, reveal
similar words:
bare, disclose, divulge, elucidate, explain, explicate, expound, present, recount, uncover
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to become open or spread out.
synonyms:
open, spread
antonyms:
fold
similar words:
expand, extend, fan, straighten, uncoil, unfurl, unroll
definition 2: to be or become revealed or known, esp. by explanation, narration, or the like.
The story unfolds slowly at first.
synonyms:
develop
similar words:
expand, open, proceed
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