- bend (something flexible and relatively flat) over on itself so that one part of it covers another；mix an ingredient gently with (another ingredient), especially by lifting a mixture with a spoon so as to enclose it without stirring or beating
- a form or shape produced by the gentle draping of a loose, full garment or piece of cloth；an area of skin that sags or hangs loosely.
verb: fold, 3rd person present: folds, gerund or present participle: folding, past tense: folded, past participle: folded
noun: fold, plural noun: folds
- 1. bend (something flexible and relatively flat) over on itself so that one part of it covers another she folded all her clothes and packed all her bags 同義詞
- ▪ mix an ingredient gently with (another ingredient), especially by lifting a mixture with a spoon so as to enclose it without stirring or beating fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture 同義詞
- ▪ (of a piece of furniture or equipment) be able to be bent or rearranged into a flatter or more compact shape, typically in order to make it easier to store or carry the deck chair folds flat
- ▪ bend or rearrange (a piece of folding furniture or equipment) he folded up his tripod
- ▪ be able to be opened out; unfold the sofa folds out
- ▪ cause (rock strata) to undergo bending or curvature a more active period of igneous activity caused intense folding
- 2. cover or wrap something in (a soft or flexible material) a plastic bag was folded around the book
- ▪ hold or clasp (someone) closely in one's arms with passion or deep affection Bob folded her in his arms and kissed her 同義詞
- 3. informal (of an enterprise or organization) cease operating as a result of financial problems or a lack of support the club folded earlier this year 同義詞
- ▪ (especially of a sports player or team) suddenly stop performing well or effectively he folded in the second round
- ▪ (of a poker player) drop out of a hand an unerring knack for knowing when to fold and when to stay in
- 1. a form or shape produced by the gentle draping of a loose, full garment or piece of cloth the fabric fell in soft folds
- ▪ an area of skin that sags or hangs loosely.
- 2. British an undulation or gentle curve of the ground; a slight hill or hollow the house lay in a fold of the hills
- ▪ a bend or curvature of strata.
- 3. a line or crease produced in paper or cloth as the result of folding it.
- ▪ a piece of paper or cloth that has been folded a fold of paper slipped out of the diary