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  • 1 Unfold — Un*fold , v. t. [AS. unfealdan. See 1st {Un }, and {Fold}, v. t.] 1. To open the folds of; to expand; to spread out; as, to unfold a tablecloth. [1913 Webster] Unfold thy forehead gathered into frowns. Herbert. [1913 Webster] 2. To open, as… …

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  • 2 Unfold — may refer to:* Unfoldable cardinal, in math * Unfold (higher order function), in computer science a family of anamorphism functions * Unfoldment, in spirituality and physics * Unfolded protein response, in biochemistry * Equilibrium unfolding, in …

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  • 3 Unfold — au Rock Altitude Festival en 2011. Pays d’origine …

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  • 4 unfold — 1 Unfold, evolve, develop, elaborate, perfect can all mean to cause something to emerge from a state where its potentialities are not apparent or not realized into a state where they are apparent or fully realized. Unfold suggests usually a… …

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  • 5 unfold — [v1] spread out disentangle, display, expand, extend, fan, fan out, flatten, loosen, open, outspread, outstretch, reel out, release, shake out, spread, straighten, stretch out, unbend, uncoil, uncrease, uncurl, undo, unfurl, unravel, unroll,… …

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  • 6 Unfold — Un*fold , v. i. To open; to expand; to become disclosed or developed. [1913 Webster] The wind blows cold While the morning doth unfold. J. Fletcher. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 unfold — [unfōld′] vt. [ME unfolden < OE unfealdan < un , UN + fealdan, to FOLD1] 1. to open and spread out (something folded) 2. to make known or lay open to view, esp. in stages or little by little; reveal, disclose, display, or explain vi. 1. to… …

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  • 8 unfold — index bare, betray (disclose), clarify, construe (translate), crystallize, denude, deploy …

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  • 9 unfold — (v.) O.E. unfealdan, to open or unwrap the folds of, also figuratively, to disclose, reveal, from UN (Cf. un ) (2) opposite of + FOLD (Cf. fold) (v.). Cf. M.Du. ontvouden, Ger. entfalten. Intransitive sense is attested from late 14c. Related:… …

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  • 10 unfold — ► VERB 1) open or spread out from a folded position. 2) reveal or be revealed …

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  • 11 unfold — UK [ʌnˈfəʊld] / US [ʌnˈfoʊld] verb Word forms unfold : present tense I/you/we/they unfold he/she/it unfolds present participle unfolding past tense unfolded past participle unfolded 1) a) [transitive] to open something that was folded Lewis… …

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  • 12 unfold — un|fold [ʌnˈfəuld US ˈfould] v 1.) [I and T] if a story unfolds, or if someone unfolds it, it is told ▪ As the story unfolds, we learn more about Max s childhood. 2.) [I] if a series of events unfold, they happen ▪ He had watched the drama unfold …

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  • 13 unfold — [[t]ʌ̱nfo͟ʊld[/t]] unfolds, unfolding, unfolded 1) VERB If a situation unfolds, it develops and becomes known or understood. The outcome depends on conditions as well as how events unfold... The facts started to unfold before them. 2) V ERG If a… …

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  • 14 unfold — verb Unfold is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑battle, ↑campaign, ↑century, ↑crisis, ↑development, ↑disaster, ↑drama, ↑event, ↑movie, ↑mystery, ↑plot, ↑ …

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  • 15 unfold — un|fold [ ʌn fould ] verb 1. ) transitive to open something that was folded: Lewis unfolded the note and read it quickly. We need to unfold the chairs before everyone arrives. a ) intransitive to become open after being folded: The first bright… …

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  • 16 unfold — unfoldable, adj. unfolder, n. unfoldment, n. /un fohld /, v.t. 1. to bring out of a folded state; spread or open out: Unfold your arms. 2. to spread out or lay open to view. 3. to reveal or display. 4. to reveal or disclose in words, esp. by… …

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  • 17 unfold — verb /ʌnˈfəʊld,ʌnˈfoʊld/ a) To undo a folding. Pity me not, but lend thy serious hearing b) To turn out to happen; to develop. To what I shall unfold. Ant …

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  • 18 unfold — verb 1) May unfolded the map Syn: open out, spread out, flatten, straighten out, unroll, unfurl 2) I watched the events unfold Syn: develop, evolve, happen, take place, occur, transp …

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  • 19 unfold — verb 1) May unfolded the map Syn: open out, spread out, flatten, straighten out, unroll 2) I watched the events unfold Syn: develop, evolve, happen, take place, occur • …

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  • 20 unfold — /ʌnˈfoʊld / (say un fohld) verb (t) 1. to bring out of a folded state; spread or open out: unfold your arms. 2. to develop. 3. to spread out or lay open to view. 4. to reveal or display. 5. to reveal or disclose in words; set forth; explain.… …

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