fold up


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fold up

vb (adverb)
1. (tr) to make smaller or more compact
2. (intr) to collapse, as with laughter or pain
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.fold up - bend or lay so that one part covers the otherfold up - bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar"
change surface - undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface
plicate, pleat - fold into pleats, "Pleat the cloth"
crease, furrow, wrinkle - make wrinkled or creased; "furrow one's brow"
crease, crinkle, crisp, ruckle, scrunch up, wrinkle, scrunch - make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in; "The dress got wrinkled"; "crease the paper like this to make a crane"
corrugate - fold into ridges; "corrugate iron"
pleat, ruffle - pleat or gather into a ruffle; "ruffle the curtain fabric"
tuck - make a tuck or several folds in; "tuck the fabric"; "tuck in the sheet"
crimp, pinch - make ridges into by pinching together
cross - fold so as to resemble a cross; "she crossed her legs"
collapse - fold or close up; "fold up your umbrella"; "collapse the music stand"
2.fold up - become folded or folded up; "The bed folds in a jiffy"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
crinkle, rumple, wrinkle, crumple, crease - become wrinkled or crumpled or creased; "This fabric won't wrinkle"
Translations

w>fold up

vt sep paperzusammenfalten; blanket alsozusammenlegen
References in classic literature ?
In that happy bygone time, I was taught to keep my hair tidy at all hours of the day and night, and to fold up every article of my clothing carefully, in the same order, on the same chair, in the same place at the foot of the bed, before retiring to rest.
These episodes will feature mouthwatering signature recipes such as, Andouille and Clam Crostini, Sloppy Joes with Maui Onion Straws, Hoisin Chicken Fold Ups, Braised Pork Shoulder and Garlic Parmesan Crab.