Translation of "fold" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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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

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

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


[ 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. 她盘腿而坐。

More examples

fold verb (FAIL)

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

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

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


fold noun [ C ] (SHELTER)

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

the fold

your home or an organization where you feel you belong

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。


uk / -fəʊld/ us / -foʊld/

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

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)