Translation of "fold" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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foldverb

uk /fəʊld/ us /foʊld/

fold verb (BEND)

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

折叠,对折(尤指纸或布);可折叠;可对折
I folded the letter (in half) and put it in an envelope. 我把信对折后装进一个信封里。
He had a neatly folded handkerchief in his jacket pocket. 他的上衣口袋里有一方叠得整整齐齐的手帕。
Will you help me to fold (up) the sheets? 你能帮我把床单叠起来吗?
The table folds up when not in use.

[ T ] literary to wrap

包,裹
She folded her baby in a blanket. 她把婴儿裹在一块毯子里。
He folded his arms around her. 他用双臂搂住了她。
fold your arms

to bring your arms close to your chest and hold them together

双臂交叉在胸前

[ T ] to move a part of your body into a position where it is close to your body

盘起,交叠
She sat with her legs folded under her. 她盘腿而坐。

More examples

  • Just fold this piece of paper back, so, and make a crease here.
  • With a sorrowful sigh she folded the letter and put it away.
  • The back seat of the car folds down.
  • The photographer asked me to fold my arms.
  • Fold the top of the carton back, and tear along the dotted line.

fold verb (FAIL)

[ I ] (of a business) to close because of failure

(企业)倒闭
Many small businesses fold within the first year. 许多小公司在第一年就倒闭了。

foldnoun [ C ]

uk /fəʊld/ us /foʊld/

fold noun [ C ] (BEND)

a line or mark where paper, cloth, etc. was or is folded

(纸、布的)褶线,褶痕
Make a fold across the centre of the card. 在卡片中间折一道线。

specialized geology a bend in a layer of rock under the earth's surface caused by movement there

(地壳岩层的)褶皱

fold noun [ C ] (SHELTER)

a small area of a field surrounded by a fence where sheep can be put for shelter for the night

羊栏,羊圈
the fold

your home or an organization where you feel you belong

家;所属的组织
Her children are all away at college now, but they always return to the fold during the holidays. 她的孩子们现在全都离家上大学了,但是他们假期总是都回来。

-foldsuffix

uk / -fəʊld/ us / -foʊld/

having the stated number of parts, or multiplied by the stated number

由…部分组成;…倍
threefold 3倍
fourfold 4倍
The problems are twofold - firstly, economic, and secondly, political. 这些问题是双重的:第一,经济上的;第二,政治上的。
In the last 50 years, there has been a 33-fold increase in the amount of pesticide used in farming. 在过去50年里,用于农业的杀虫剂数量增长了33倍。

(Translation of “fold” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)