fold

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noun
1 part of sth folded
ADJECTIVE
loose, soft
deep, heavy
neat
vertical
VERB + FOLD
be hidden behind, be hidden by, be hidden in

The troops were hidden by the deep folds of the ground.

fall in folds, hang in folds

The fabric fell in soft folds.

the heavy folds of his cloak

PREPOSITION
in a/the fold

She hid the note in a fold in her robe.

fold in

a fold in the land

PHRASES
folds of flesh, folds of skin

the loose folds of flesh under her chin

2 the fold group of people who feel they belong
ADJECTIVE
international (BrE)
VERB + THE FOLD
join
leave
come back into, come back to, return to
be back in

The country is now firmly back in the international fold.

bring sb (back) into, bring sb (back) to

The indigenous people were brought into the Catholic fold.

welcome sb (back) into, welcome sb (back) to

His father finally accepted him back into the family fold.

PREPOSITION
within a/the fold

opposing viewpoints within the international fold

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verb
ADVERB
carefully, neatly

He carefully folded the typed sheets and replaced them in the envelope.

gently

Her hands lay gently folded in her lap.

loosely, tightly
in half, in two

She folded the piece of paper in half.

back, down, over
up

I folded up the clothes and put them away.

PREPOSITION
into

She folded the clothes into a neat bundle.

Fold is used with these nouns as the object: ↑arm, ↑clothes, ↑hand, ↑laundry, ↑map, ↑napkin, ↑paper, ↑pushchair, ↑sheet, ↑tent, ↑umbrella, ↑wing

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • fold — fold·able; fold·age; fold; fold·less; in·fold; man·i·fold·er; man·i·fold·ly; man·i·fold·ness; mil·lion·fold; mul·ti·fold; one·fold; re·fold; re·fold·er; scaf·fold·age; scaf·fold·er; scaf·fold·ing; sev·en·fold·ed; tri·fold; twi·fold;… …   English syllables

  • Fold — Fold, n. [OE. fald, fold, AS. fald, falod.] 1. An inclosure for sheep; a sheep pen. [1913 Webster] Leaps o er the fence with ease into the fold. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. A flock of sheep; figuratively, the Church or a church; as, Christ s fold.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fold — (f[=o]ld), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Folded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Folding}.] [OE. folden, falden, AS. fealdan; akin to OHG. faltan, faldan, G. falten, Icel. falda, Dan. folde, Sw. f[*a]lla, Goth. fal[thorn]an, cf. Gr. di pla sios twofold, Skr. pu[.t]a a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fold — fold1 [fōld] vt. [ME folden < OE faldan (WS fealdan), akin to Ger falten < IE * pel to < base * pel , to fold > (SIM)PLE, (TRI)PLE] 1. a) to bend or press (something) so that one part is over another; double up on itself [to fold a… …   English World dictionary

  • Fold — Fold, n. [From {Fold}, v. In sense 2 AS. feald, akin to fealdan to fold.] 1. A doubling,esp. of any flexible substance; a part laid over on another part; a plait; a plication. [1913 Webster] Mummies . . . shrouded in a number of folds of linen.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fold — Ⅰ. fold [1] ► VERB 1) bend (something) over on itself so that one part of it covers another. 2) (often as adj. folding) be able to be folded into a flatter shape. 3) use (a soft or flexible material) to cover or wrap something in. 4)… …   English terms dictionary

  • fold — [fəʊld ǁ foʊld] also fold up verb [intransitive] ECONOMICS if a business folds or folds up, it stops operating or trading because it does not have enough money to continue: • The U.K. engineering firm has folded today with the loss of 30 jobs. •… …   Financial and business terms

  • Fold — Fold, v. i. To confine sheep in a fold. [R.] [1913 Webster] The star that bids the shepherd fold. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -fold — [fəʊld ǁ foʊld] suffix a particular number of times: • The value of the house has increased fourfold in the last ten years (= it is now worth four times as much as it was ten years ago ) . * * * fold suffix ► having the stat …   Financial and business terms

  • fold — [n] double thickness bend, circumvolution, cockle, convolution, corrugation, crease, crimp, crinkle, dog’s ear*, flection, flexure, furrow, gather, gathering, groove, knife edge*, lap, lapel, layer, loop, overlap, plait, pleat, plica, plication,… …   New thesaurus

  • Fold — Fold, v. i. To become folded, plaited, or doubled; to close over another of the same kind; to double together; as, the leaves of the door fold. 1 Kings vi. 34. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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