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Significado de “fold” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "fold" - Diccionario Inglés

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foldverb

uk   /fəʊld/  us   /foʊld/
  • fold verb (BEND)

B1 [I or T] to ​bend something, ​especiallypaper or ​cloth, so that one ​part of it ​lies on the other ​part, or to be ​able to be ​bent in this way: I folded the ​letter (in ​half) and put it in an ​envelope. He had a neatly folded ​handkerchief in his ​jacketpocket. Will you ​help me to fold (up) the ​sheets? The ​table folds up when not in use. [T] literary to ​wrap: She folded her ​baby in a ​blanket. He folded his ​arms around her.fold your arms to ​bringyourarmsclose to ​yourchest and ​hold them together [T] to ​move a ​part of ​yourbody into a ​position where it is ​close to ​yourbody: She ​sat with her ​legs folded under her.

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  • fold verb (FAIL)

[I] (of a ​business) to ​close because of ​failure: Many ​smallbusinesses fold within the first ​year.

foldnoun [C]

uk   /fəʊld/  us   /foʊld/
  • fold noun [C] (BEND)

a ​line or ​mark where ​paper, ​cloth, etc. was or is folded: Make a fold ​across the ​centre of the ​card. specialized geology a ​bend in a ​layer of ​rock under the earth's ​surfacecaused by ​movement there
  • fold noun [C] (SHELTER)

a ​smallarea of a ​fieldsurrounded by a ​fence where ​sheep can be put for ​shelter for the ​nightthe fold yourhome or an ​organization where you ​feel you ​belong: Her ​children are all away at ​college now, but they always return to the fold during the ​holidays.

-foldsuffix

uk   /-fəʊld/  us   /-foʊld/
(Definition of fold from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "fold" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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foldverb

 us   /foʊld/
  • fold verb (BEND)

[I/T] to ​bend something such as ​paper or ​cloth so that one ​part of it ​lies on the other ​part, or to be ​ablebend in this way: [T] He took his ​clothes out of the ​dryer and ​carefully folded them. [M] She folded up the ​map and put it back in her ​bag. [I] The ​traytable folds up so that it ​fits in a ​closet. [I/T] If you fold ​yourhands or ​arms, you ​bring them together and cross them: [T] He folded his ​armsacross his ​chest.
  • fold verb (FAIL)

[I] (of a ​business) to ​close because of ​failure: Many ​smallbusinesses fold within the first ​year.
Phrasal verbs

foldnoun

 us   /foʊld/
  • fold noun (BEND)

[C] a ​line or ​mark where ​paper, ​cloth, etc. was or is folded: If you just make folds along the ​dottedlines, you can ​seal it and ​mail it as an ​envelope.
  • fold noun (SHARED BELIEFS)

[C/U] the ​safety or ​comfort of ​belonging to a ​group that ​shares the same ​beliefs: [U] The Democrats ​attracted many ​immigrants to the fold. [C/U] A fold is a ​fencedarea on a ​farm where ​sheep are ​kept during the ​night.

-foldsuffix

 us   /ˌfoʊld/
  • -fold suffix (NUMBER)

having the ​statednumber of ​parts, or ​multiplied by the ​statednumber: There has been more than a 30-fold ​increase in ​Internet users in the past two ​years.
(Definition of fold from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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foldverb [I]

uk   us   /fəʊld/
if a ​business folds, it ​closes because of ​failure: The ​company folded after four ​years, having made ​heavylosses.
Phrasal verbs

-foldsuffix

having the ​statednumber of ​parts, or ​multiplied by the ​statednumber: The problems are twofold - firstly, ​economic, and secondly, ​political. In the last 50 ​years, there has been a 33-fold ​increase in the ​amount of ​pesticide used in ​farming.
(Definition of fold from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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