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To fold or bend something over, especially so that it comes in contact with itself
“Mama asks me to help her fold the sheets, a chore I usually enjoy.”
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To wrinkle, or cause to become wrinkled
“His freckles were starting to fold into wrinkles from working outside in the sun and the wind.”
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To envelop or enclose someone or something
“He felt a powerful rush of desire to fold her in his arms and embrace her tightly, but knew that such a thing was impossible.”
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(of a business) To go bankrupt or become insolvent
“He was unable to secure a traditional loan to expand his inventory and feared his business would eventually fold.”
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To fail, especially in spectacular fashion
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“For the past two years, Soverel has co-skippered Locura, a boat that tore up its competition in early races, only to fold In the final leg of the six-race series.”
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To blend by stirring gently, with a folding action
“Using a large metal spoon, fold the egg white into the batter.”
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To bend and give way under pressure or strain
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To move, or cause to move, in a spiral or curved course
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To give up one's resistance against something
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To break up into small pieces as the result of impact
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To tie or roll up (a number of things) together as though into a parcel
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To stir or whisk vigorously
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To cause to become tired, weary or fatigued
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To settle the affairs of (a company), by using its assets to pay its debts
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To make something more complex
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Act in an excessively subservient manner
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To cover an opening
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To droop downwards
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To weave together into a braid
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(with reference to an organized group) To break up or cause to break up
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To retreat from something frightening or dangerous
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To come to an end or conclusion
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Noun
The form or shape produced by folding something
“Very soon, I knew her as well as any old house in the city and could have described every fold in her dress and every feature in her face.”
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A furrow or wrinkle on a surface
“Every fold in his forehead seemed to break in the middle and diverge toward the meeting of his eyebrows.”
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A group of people sharing a common or social interest
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“He doubted if the people at home would accept him in their fold, having conducted himself unbefittingly.”
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A religious congregation
“The teeming populations of our metropolis, manufacturing and mining districts, abounding as they do in energy and intelligence, shall be gathered within the Church's fold.”
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A pen or enclosure in a field where livestock, especially sheep, can be kept
“At nightfall, the shepherd shut him with the sheep in the fold and made it fast all around by blocking the entrance.”
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A thin, flat piece of material made of cloth, paper, metal, etc.
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(the community) A group of people typically sharing the same social values
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A thin layer covering a surface
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Any projection or division, especially one of a somewhat rounded form
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The members, or the number of members, in a group
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A space or area that is enclosed by a wall or barrier
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An organization dedicated to religious doctrines or pursuits
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A large roll of fabric or similar material
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A place or building for public religious worship
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