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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

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Folded hands seem passive, at least to me, appropriate to begging for mercy but not much else.
They lay sprawled in seats, their heads thrown back or on their folded hands, as if asleep.
The corpses of several of the female captors, clad in black robes and head coverings, lay sprawled in the red plush seats, their heads thrown back or on their folded hands as if asleep.
Eyes also serve as a blocking mechanism, much the same way as folded hands across the chest or turning away in disagreement.
Her chin rests upon her folded hands, her elbows leaning on the table before her.
folded hands, and frequent references to the Deity for true religion" (52).
Serrano's catalogue of these effects includes a woman's crossed hands echoing a minor gesture of Venus pudica; a rosary dangling from a man's folded hands, the small crucifix resting on his penis; a silver ribbon, with bow, attaching an identity card to a baby's ankle and making the small legs and feet resemble those of a ballerina en point; and drapery vaguely reminiscent of Renaissance painting.
Please bless him and give By Giridhar Jha in Patna your vote for Tej Pratap," she implores people with folded hands during her roadshows in the constituency.
During his stay at each house, he appealed to the voters with folded hands to give him another chance to serve if they are happy with his performance.
A kind of red carpet welcome awaits diners as the staff are exceptionally courteous and attentive - each staff member makes it a point to greet you in the traditional Thai style - with folded hands and a bow.
They know that it is better for a few thousand poor to get sustainable livelihoods, rather than stand in line with folded hands, along with 2.
I want to tell with folded hands to the media, the honourable citizens of the country that when I am not going for pardon then there can be no debate about it," Dutt added.
Her delicate moves fetched her another round of applause before she signed off with folded hands to acknowledge the adulation.
His mother sitting with folded hands, her eyes hidden behind her veil.
They want justice," he told the house, with folded hands.