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  1. [noun] an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow"
    Synonyms: crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bend

  2. [noun] a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
    Synonyms: congregation, faithful

  3. [noun] a folded part (as a fold of skin or muscle)
    Synonyms: plica

  4. [noun] a pen for sheep
    Synonyms: sheepsheep pen, sheepcote

  5. [noun] the act of folding; "he gave the napkins a double fold"
    Synonyms: ing

  6. [verb] bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar"
    Synonyms: up, turn up

  7. [verb] intertwine; "fold one's hands, arms, or legs"

  8. [verb] incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating; "Fold the egg whites into the batter"

  9. [verb] cease to operate or cause to cease operating; "The owners decided to move and to close the factory"; "My business closes every night at 8 P.M."
    Synonyms: close, shut down, close down

  10. [verb] confine in a fold, like sheep
    Synonyms: pen up

  11. [verb] become folded or folded up; "The bed folds in a jiffy"
    Synonyms: up


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