Translation of "fold" - English-Traditional 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

折疊,對折(尤指紙或布);可折疊;可對折
I folded the letter (in half) and put it in an envelope. 我把信對折後裝進一個信封裡。
He had a neatly folded handkerchief in his jacket pocket. 他的上衣口袋裡有一方疊得整整齊齊的手帕。
Will you help me to fold (up) the sheets? 你能幫我把床單疊起來嗎?
The table folds up when not in use.

[ T ] literary to wrap

包,裹
She folded her baby in a blanket. 她把嬰兒裹在一塊毯子裡。
He folded his arms around her. 他用雙臂摟住了她。
fold your arms

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

雙臂交叉在胸前

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

盤起,交疊
She sat with her legs folded under her. 她盤腿而坐。

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fold verb (FAIL)

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

(企業)倒閉
Many small businesses fold within the first year. 許多小公司在第一年就倒閉了。

foldnoun [ C ]

uk /fəʊld/ us /foʊld/

fold noun [ C ] (BEND)

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

(紙、布的)褶線,褶痕
Make a fold across the centre of the card. 在卡片中間折一道線。

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

(地殼岩層的)褶皺

fold noun [ C ] (SHELTER)

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

羊欄,羊圈
the fold

your home or an organization where you feel you belong

家;所屬的組織
Her children are all away at college now, but they always return to the fold during the holidays. 她的孩子們現在全都離家上大學了,但是他們假期總是都回來。

-foldsuffix

uk / -fəʊld/ us / -foʊld/

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

由…部分組成;…倍
threefold 三倍
fourfold 四倍
The problems are twofold - firstly, economic, and secondly, political. 這些問題是雙重的:第一,經濟上的;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. 在過去50年裡,用於農業的殺蟲劑數量增長了33倍。

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