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English verb: fold up

1. fold up (contact) bend or lay so that one part covers the other

SamplesFold up the newspaper.
Turn up your collar.

ExamplesThey fold up the sheets

Synonymsfold, turn up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)change surface

Narrower (hyponym)collapse, corrugate, crease, crease, crimp, crinkle, crisp, cross, furrow, pinch, pleat, pleat, plicate, ruckle, ruffle, scrunch, scrunch up, tuck, wrinkle, wrinkle

Antonymsspread, unfold, open, spread out

2. fold up (change) become folded or folded up

SamplesThe bed folds in a jiffy.

ExamplesThe sheets didn't fold up, These fabrics fold up easily


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change

Narrower (hyponym)crease, crinkle, crumple, rumple, wrinkle

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