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unfold
American English: /ˌənˈfoʊld/
British English: /ʌnˈfəʊld/

Translation of unfold in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1
    (tablecloth/map)
    desdoblar
    extender
    (newspaper)
    abrir
    (wings)
    desplegar
    (arms)
    descruzar
    he unfolded a coin from his handkerchief
    sacó una moneda que tenía envuelta en el pañuelo
    Example sentences
    • It's very important to condition your horse to the sound of rattling paper as you fold and unfold the map.
    • The singing ceased as the child was given a task, and she carefully unfolded the map and spread it out above the top of Dom's head.
    • Ted unfolded the map and spread it out across the hood of my car.
  • 2 (reveal) [literary]
    Example sentences
    • As the plot develops you realize that as many of the events unfold, it is not clear which of them occur naturally and which are engineered by the people that govern.
    • When we come back, we'll get the latest from our reporters watching the parade of events unfolding in Iraq.
    • Yesterday a tragedy unfolded, a tragic event that could have been avoided, one that led to the unfortunate loss of life.
    Example sentences
    • The efficiency of the architect lies in unfolding the unexplainable details.
    • The plot of the play centres around the Doyle Family and many revelations are unfolded as the play unfolds its riveting story.
    • A poet's life compressed into this book unfolds ideas both minute and complex.

intransitive verb

  • 1
    (flower/leaf)
    abrirse
    (wings)
    desplegarse
  • 2 (be revealed)
    (plot/drama/events)
    desarrollarse
    (scene/panorama)
    extenderse
    desplegarse
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