Translation of unfold in Spanish:

unfold

Pronunciation: /ʌnˈfəʊld/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [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 1.2 (reveal) [literary/literario] [secret] revelar, desvelar, develar (Latin America/América Latina)
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    • 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.
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    • 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/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 [flower/leaf] abrirse*; [wings] desplegarse* 1.2 (be revealed) [plot/drama/events] desarrollarse; [scene/panorama] extenderse*, desplegarse*
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    • 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.

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