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English definition of “fold”

fold

verb (BEND)    /fəʊld/ US  /foʊld/
B1 [I or T] to bend something, especially paper or cloth, so that one part of it lies on the other part, or to be able to be bent in this way: I folded the letter (in half) and put it in an envelope. He had a neatly folded handkerchief in his jacket pocket. Will you help me to fold (up) the sheets? The table folds up when not in use.Making things more or less smooth or straight [T] to wrap: She folded her baby in a blanket. He folded his arms around her.Enclosing, surrounding and immersing fold your arms to bring your arms close to your chest and hold them togetherMaking things more or less smooth or straight [T] to move a part of your body into a position where it is close to your body: She sat with her legs folded under her.Making things more or less smooth or straight
(Definition of fold verb (BEND) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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