unfold Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"unfold" in British English

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unfoldverb

uk   /ʌnˈfəʊld/  us   /-ˈfoʊld/

unfold verb (OPEN)

C1 [T] to ​open or ​spread out something that has been ​folded: He ​watched her ​expression as she unfolded the ​letter. She unfolded a ​deckchair and ​sat down.

unfold verb (DEVELOP)

C2 [I] If a ​situation or ​story unfolds, it ​develops or ​becomesclear to other ​people: Like a lot of ​people, I've ​watched the events of the last few ​days unfold on TV. As the ​plot unfolds, you ​graduallyrealize that all ​yourinitialassumptions were ​wrong. [T] formal to ​tell a ​story or ​explain something such as a ​plan: Gradually, the ​author unfolds a ​fantasticaltale.
(Definition of unfold from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unfold" in American English

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unfoldverb

 us   /ʌnˈfoʊld/

unfold verb (DEVELOP)

[I] (of a ​situation or ​story) to ​develop or ​becomeclear: Events unfolded in a way that no one could have ​predicted.

unfold verb (OPEN)

[T] to ​open or ​spread out something that has been ​folded: She took the ​oldweddingdress out and ​carefully unfolded it.
(Definition of unfold from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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