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English verb: unfold

1. unfold (change) develop or come to a promising stage


SamplesYouth blossomed into maturity.


Synonymsblossom, blossom forth, blossom out


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)develop

2. unfold (perception) open to the view


SamplesA walk through town will unfold many interesting buildings.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring out, reveal, uncover, unveil

3. unfold (motion) extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length


SamplesUnfold the newspaper.
Stretch out that piece of cloth.
Extend the TV antenna.


Synonymsextend, stretch, stretch out


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change form, change shape, deform


Verb groupextend

4. unfold (contact) spread out or open from a closed or folded state


SamplesOpen the map.
Spread your arms.


Synonymsopen, spread, spread out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)undo


Narrower (hyponym)butterfly, divaricate, exfoliate, grass, splay, uncross


Antonymsfold, fold up, turn up









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