fold

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 [ˈfəʊld]


WordReference English Collocations © 2019

fold

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. fold the [paper, material, cloth]
  2. fold the [paper] [in half, in two, down the middle, over]
  3. fold along the [dotted line, crease]
  4. folded into a [triangle, crane]
  5. fold (the) [clothes, laundry]
  6. fold the [map, shirt, newspaper] up
  7. fold up the [map]
  8. the [table, chair, bike] folds up
  9. fold [it] into the [dough, batter, mixture]
  10. fold [down, up] your [collar, sleeves]
  11. fold your [collar] [down]
  12. fold your [arms, legs]
  13. can be folded [away, up]
  14. fold back the [covers, sheet]
  15. folded her in his arms
  16. the [company, organization, business] folded
n
  1. crease the fold [well, tightly, sharply]
  2. a [tight, sharp] fold
  3. make sure the fold is [even, straight]
  4. make a fold [on the dotted line, to the corners]
  5. there is a fold in this [sheet, paper]
  6. [tear, rip] along the fold
  7. accept him into the fold
  8. has returned to the fold
  9. welcome her back into the fold
  10. [rounded, put, led] the sheep into the fold
  11. [preach to, address] the (church) fold
  12. was welcomed into the fold
  13. the folds of a [garment, skirt, dress]
  14. folds of skin around (the ankles)
  15. UK: a fold of the [hills, valley, mountain]
n as adj
  1. a [ten] -fold [increase, decrease] (in)
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