fold
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fold(
fold
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to bend)
a. doblar
If you fold your clothes, they fit into the drawers much better.Si doblas tu ropa, cabe mucho mejor en los cajones.
b. plegar
Let's fold these chairs, and put them in the closet.Pleguemos estas sillas y guardémoslas en el armario.
2. (to bring together)
a. plegar
The bird folded its wings.El ave plegó las alas.
b. cruzar (one's arms or hands)
He stood up, folded his arms and waited.Se paró, cruzó los brazos y esperó.
3. (culinary)
a. incorporar
Use a spatula to fold the flour into the batter.Use una espátula para incorporar la harina a la masa.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to bend)
a. doblarse
The booklet folds easily so it can fit in your pocket.El librito se dobla facilmente para que pueda caber en el bolsillo.
b. plegarse
There isn't much space. Do these chairs fold?No hay mucho espacio. ¿Se pliegan estas sillas?
5. (to fail)
a. fracasar
They thought the school could endure, but it folded after five years.Creían que la escuela podía perdurar, pero fracasó después de cinco años.
b. quebrar (financially)
The bakery finally folded because they couldn't pay their expenses anymore.La panadería al final quebró porque ya no podían pagar sus gastos.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (crease)
a. el pliegue
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I lost my wallet between the folds of the blanket.Perdí mi cartera entre los pliegues de la manta.
b. el doblez
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I stuck a pencil in the fold of my book, and I went to get a coffee.Metí un lápiz en el doblez del libro y fui a por un café.
7. (geology)
a. el pliegue
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Folds can form in rock as a result of changes in heat or pressure.Se pueden formar pliegues en las rocas como resultado de cambios de temperatura o presión.
8. (agriculture)
a. el redil
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We gathered stones to build a fold for the sheep.Juntamos piedras para construir un redil para las ovejas.
b. el aprisco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She was looking for a fold where she could bring the sheep.Estaba buscando un aprisco donde poder llevar a las ovejas.
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fold
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el pliegue
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (cloth, paper)
a. doblar
3. (chair, table)
a. plegar
to fold something in two or in halfdoblar algo por la mitad
to fold one's armscruzarse de brazos
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (chair, table)
a. plegarse
5. (colloquial)
a. quebrar (business)
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fold [fəʊld]
noun
(in paper etc) pliegue (m); doblez (m); (Geol) pliegue (m);
transitive verb
[+paper, map, sheet, blanket] doblar; (esp several times) plegar; [+wings] recoger
she folded the newspaper in two dobló en dos el periódico; to fold a piece of paper in half doblar un trozo de papel por la mitad
He folded the newspaper in half.
to fold one's arms cruzar los brazos; to fold sb in one's arms abrazar a algn tiernamente; estrechar a algn contra el pecho
intransitive verb
1 [+chair, table] plegarse; doblarse
2 (fail) [+business venture] fracasar; quebrar; [+play] fracasar
fold [fəʊld]
noun
(Agr) redil (m)
to return to the fold (Rel) volver al redil
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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fold clothes
doblar la ropa
fold the clothes
doblar la ropa
fold in half
doblar por la mitad
fold laundry
doblar la ropa lavada
fold the laundry
doblar la ropa lavada
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