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English definition of “fold”

fold

verb
 
 
/fəʊld/
MATERIAL [T] 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.Straight, even and level
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 unfoldStraight, even and level
BUSINESS [I] informal If a business folds, it fails and is unable to continue: The magazine folded last year.Starting, succeeding and failing in business
fold your arms to bend your arms across your chest, with one crossing over the other: He sat with his arms folded.The arm
(Definition of fold verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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