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English definition of “unfold”

unfold

verb
 
 
/ʌnˈfəʊld/
DEVELOP [I] If a situation or story unfolds, it develops or becomes known: The nation watched on TV as the tragic events unfolded.Making progress and advancingBecoming better
OPEN [I, T] to become open and flat, or to make something become open and flat: I unfolded the map.Unfastening and opening
(Definition of unfold from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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