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Synonyms for fold

go bankrupt


fold something in


Synonyms for fold

to bend together or make a crease in so that one part lies over another

to undergo sudden financial failure

to give in from or as if from a gradual loss of strength

to give way mentally and emotionally

a line or an arrangement made by the doubling of one part over another

Synonyms for fold

an angular or rounded shape made by folding

a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church

a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock

a group of sheep or goats


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a pen for sheep

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the act of folding

incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating

cease to operate or cause to cease operating

confine in a fold, like sheep


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become folded or folded up

References in classic literature ?
The Captain of Castle William stood beside Hutchinson's chair with folded arms, glancing rather haughtily at the British officer, by whom he was soon to be superseded in his command.
Benassis, the local doctor, heard Genestas with indifference, and with folded arms he returned his bow, and went back to his patient, quite unaware that he was being subjected to a scrutiny as earnest as that which the soldier turned upon him.
He stood on the hearth with folded arms, brooding on his evil thoughts; and in this position I left them to seek the master, who was wondering what kept Catherine below so long.
On the way, he of the Grove said to Sancho, "You must know, brother, that it is the custom with the fighting men of Andalusia, when they are godfathers in any quarrel, not to stand idle with folded arms while their godsons fight; I say so to remind you that while our masters are fighting, we, too, have to fight, and knock one another to shivers.
With folded arms, he gazed for some time upon the great city.
The cultivation of the fine arts appeared to necessitate, to her mind, a great deal of byplay, a great standing off with folded arms and head drooping from side to side, stroking of a dimpled chin with a dimpled hand, sighing and frowning and patting of the foot, fumbling in disordered tresses for wandering hair-pins.
The men, for the most part, stood erect and stately with folded arms, awaiting their doom; but the women and children clung to one another, hiding behind the males.
There was a sullen darkness in the sky, and the sun had gone angrily down, tinting the dull clouds with the last traces of his wrath, when the same black monk walked slowly on, with folded arms, within a stone's-throw of the abbey.
There was another guest, who sat, booted and spurred, at some distance from the fire also, and whose thoughts--to judge from his folded arms and knitted brows, and from the untasted liquor before him--were occupied with other matters than the topics under discussion or the persons who discussed them.
The houses on either side were high and large, but very old, and tenanted by people of the poorest class: as their neglected appearance would have sufficiently dentoed, without the concurrent testimony afforded by the squalid looks of the few men and women who, with folded arms and bodies half doubled, occasionally skulked along.
Suddenly, in the flames, a pale blue glowing figure with folded arms appeared - about 12ft in height - and it had twisted horns like those of a ram.
Yes, folded arms could be a sign that a person is being defensive but it could also be a sign that they are cold or are trying to hide a stain on their shirt
She walks with folded arms towards the back door of the car and gets in without waving, without making any kind of gesture 'Can we drive?