Meaning of “fold” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /fəʊld/

B1 If you fold paper, cloth, etc, you bend it so that one part of it lies flat on top of another part:

Can you help me fold the sheets?
He folded the letter in half.

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FURNITURE [ I, T ] also fold up

to make something such as a chair or table smaller or flatter by closing it or bending it together:

I folded up the table and put it away.
a folding chair
→ Opposite unfold
BUSINESS [ I ] informal

If a business folds, it fails and is unable to continue:

The magazine folded last year.
fold your arms

to bend your arms across your chest, with one crossing over the other:

He sat with his arms folded.

(Definition of “fold verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)