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1 fold /ˈfoʊld/ verb
folds; folded; folding
1 fold
/ˈfoʊld/
verb
folds; folded; folding
Learner's definition of FOLD
: to bend one part of (something) over or against another part
[+ object]
[no object]
: to reduce the length or size of something (such as a piece of furniture) by moving parts of it so that they lie close together
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object]
: to put your arm or hand over your other arm or hand in a way that keeps them together
: to bend (a leg, a knee, an elbow, etc.)
[+ object] literary : to put your arms around (someone) : embrace
[+ object] : to add (a food ingredient) to a mixture by gently and repeatedly lifting one part over another
[no object] : to fail completely : collapse
[no object] : to accept defeat in a card game (such as poker) by removing your cards from the game
2 fold /ˈfoʊld/ noun
plural folds
2 fold
/ˈfoʊld/
noun
plural folds
Learner's definition of FOLD
[count]
: a line or mark made by bending one part of something over another part and pressing at the bent edge : a line or mark made by folding something : crease
: a part of something (such as cloth or skin) that lies or hangs over another part
: the act of folding something
technical : a bend produced in a rock layer by pressure
compare 3fold
3 fold /ˈfoʊld/ noun
plural folds
3 fold
/ˈfoʊld/
noun
plural folds
Learner's definition of FOLD
[count] : an enclosed area for sheep
the fold : a group of people who have a shared faith or interest
compare 2fold
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