fold

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fold is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

  • (file)

Verb[change]

Plain form
fold

Third-person singular
folds

Past tense
folded

Past participle
folded

Present participle
folding

  1. Folding is when something thin such as paper bends so it touches itself.
    A type of art where paper is folded to make different models is called origami.
    She folded the letter and put it into the envelope to mail it.
  2. In poker, folding means to stop betting, withdraw.
    After three people folded, there were only two people left in the game, betting against each other.
  3. Folding is to stir something gently and carefully with a folding action.
    Fold the egg whites into the batter.

Noun[change]

Singular
fold

Plural
folds

A fold in rock
  1. (countable) A fold is a bend or a crease.
    There was a fold down the middle of the paper.
  2. Fold can mean the act of folding.
  3. (countable) A fold is a small place with a fence around it where people keep sheep.
    After the sheep eat grass all day in the fields, they come home to the fold where it's safe for the night.