transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1 1.1 (bend over) [paper/sheet] doblar to fold sth in half o in two doblar algo por la mitadMore example sentences1.2 (bring together) the butterfly folded its wings la mariposa plegó las alas to fold one's arms cruzar* los brazos (in idle, defiant attitude) cruzarse* de brazos he sat there, arms folded estaba sentado con los brazos cruzados to fold one's hands juntar las manos he folded her in his arms la estrechó entre sus brazos
- Place stuffing in the centre and then fold the sides together.
- It would be nice to fold each side over about an inch and sew it just so it doesn't fray and start to look like a rag.
- With the spatula, fold one side over the strip of cheese.
- 2 (mix) [Cookery/Cocina] to fold sth
intosth incorporar algo aalgo fold the egg whites into the yolk mixture incorpore las claras a la mezcla de las yemas (con movimiento suave)More example sentences
- Using a large metal spoon, fold the egg white into the batter.
- Finally, very stiffly whisked egg whites are folded into the mixture.
- To finish the bisque, in a medium bowl, using a rubber spatula, gently fold the whipped cream into the bisque until smooth.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 1 1.1 [chair/table] plegarse*; [map/poster] doblarse, plegarse* 1.2(folding present participle/participio presente)[chair/table] plegable, abatible, de tijera, plegadizo (Mexico/México) folding doors puertas (feminine plural) plegables or plegadizas folding money (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] billetes (masculine plural) folding ruler regla (feminine) de carpinteroMore example sentences
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- The usual set-up of tables was gone, leaving the area blank; the tables were folded up and shoved to the various walls.
- Reese had folded the seats down and laid crisp clean blankets down on them and had propped pillows up so Genesis could rest.
- A longer load can be accommodated by folding the passenger seat.
- The smaller third-row seat folds flat into the floor, with the cushion sliding forward into the foot-well, and the backrest following it down.
- The third seat folds flat, but unlike newer vehicles, doesn't disappear into the floor.
- The equipment folds on to a lorry and the centrepiece is a half pipe that is hydraulically operated.
- 2 (fail, collapse) [project/campaign] venirse* abajo, fracasar; [play] bajar de cartel; [business/shop] cerrar* (sus puertas), quebrar*More example sentences
- The government would cut all the funding to NASA, and the organization would fold.
- Remove that component and the whole enterprise could fold, denying a further service to the community.
- However, the project folded because the instrument was too expensive for commercialization.
- 2 (pleat) pliegue (masculine)
- 3 [Geology/Geología] pliegue (masculine)
fold away verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [clothes] doblar y guardar; [chairs] plegar* y guardar 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio the chairs fold away neatly when not in use las sillas se pueden plegar y guardar cómodamente cuando no se necesitan
fold backverb + adverb + object, verb + object + adverb/verbo + adverbio + complemento, verbo + complemento + adverbio [chair/door/leaf] plegar*
fold down verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [chair/seat] plegar* 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [seat] doblarse hacia adelante; [screen] plegarse*
fold up verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [sheet/newspaper] doblar; [chair/table] plegar* 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 2.1 [map] doblarse, plegarse*; [chair] plegarse* 2.2 (cease trading) [company] cerrar* (sus puertas), quebrar*