fold

fold
I [fəʊld]
nome
1) (crease) (in fabric, paper) piega f.

the curtain hung in soft folds — la tenda ricadeva in morbide pieghe

2) geogr. avvallamento m.
3) geol. piega f.
4) -fold in composti

to increase twofold, threefold — raddoppiare, triplicare

the problems are threefold — i problemi sono triplici

II 1. [fəʊld]
verbo transitivo
1) (crease) piegare [paper, shirt]; chiudere (piegando) [chair]; piegare, chiudere [umbrella]; ripiegare, chiudere [wings]

fold some newspaper around the vases — avvolgi i vasi con fogli di giornale

2) (intertwine) congiungere [hands]

he folded his arms across his chest — incrociò le braccia sul petto, si mise a braccia conserte

3) gastr. (add) mescolare, unire, incorporare (into a)
2.
verbo intransitivo
1) [chair] chiudersi, essere pieghevole
2) (fail) [play] lasciare il cartellone; [company] chiudere i battenti; [project] fallire, andare in fumo; [course] essere annullato
III [fəʊld]
nome agr. ovile m.
••

to return to the fold — tornare all'ovile

* * *
I 1. [fould] verb
1) (to double over (material, paper etc): She folded the paper in half.)
2) (to lay one on top of another: She folded her hands in her lap.)
3) (to bring in (wings) close to the body: The bird folded its wings.)
2. noun
1) (a doubling of one layer of material, paper etc over another: Her dress hung in folds.)
2) (a mark made especially on paper etc by doing this; a crease: There was a fold in the page.)
- folder
- folding
II [fould] noun
(a place surrounded by a fence or wall, in which sheep are kept: a sheep fold.)
* * *
I [fəʊld] n
Agr ovile m

to come back to the fold fig — tornare all'ovile

II [fəʊld]
1. n
(bend, crease) also Geol piega
2. vt
(gen) piegare, (wings) ripiegare

she folded the paper in two — piegò in due la carta

he folded the newspaper in half — ha piegato a metà il giornale

to fold one's arms — incrociare le braccia

3. vi
(chair, table) piegarsi, (fam: fail: business venture) crollare, (play) chiudere
* * *
fold (1) /fəʊld/
n.
1 piega; piegatura; segno di piega: the folds of a skirt, le pieghe di una gonna; a fold in a sheet of paper, una piega in un foglio di carta
2 corrugamento; increspatura; piega; plica (anat.): a fold of skin, una piega della pelle; un rotolo di carne
3 (geogr.) ondulazione; avvallamento; collinetta: a fold in the land, un'ondulazione del terreno
4 battente (di porta a soffietto)
5 spira (di serpente, ecc.)
6 (geol.) piega; corrugamento.
fold (2) /fəʊld/
n.
1 ovile; addiaccio; stabbio
2 (fig.: the fold) ovile: to return to the fold, tornare all'ovile; in the family fold, in seno alla famiglia
3 (relig.) gregge (di anime); (i) fedeli (pl.).
♦ (to) fold (1) /fəʊld/
A v. t.
1 piegare; ripiegare: to fold a letter [a sheet], piegare una lettera [un lenzuolo]; to fold a tent, ripiegare una tenda; to fold down the corner of a page, piegare in giù l'angolo di una pagina; He folded the clothes into a bundle, fece un involto dei vestiti
2 chiudere; ripiegare, raccogliere (ali, petali); incrociare (le braccia); intrecciare (le dita); unire (le mani): The bird folded its wings, l'uccello chiuse le ali; with folded arms, a braccia conserte; She sat with folded hands, sedeva con le mani unite in grembo
3 (con avv. o compl.) avviluppare; avvolgere: to fold st. in paper, avvolgere qc. nella carta; A scarf was folded around his neck, una sciarpa gli avvolgeva il collo; The cliffs were folded in fog, le scogliere erano avvolte dalla nebbia
4 (con compl.) serrare, stringere (fra le braccia, ecc.); to fold a child in one's arms, stringere un bambino fra le braccia; to fold sb. to one's breast, abbracciare q.
5 (geol.) corrugare; piegare
B v. i.
1 (di tavolo, sedia, ecc.) chiudersi; essere pieghevole: to fold flat, chiudersi e diventare piatto
2 (a carte = to fold one's cards) passare; non starci
3 (comm., fam.) chiudere (per difficoltà finanziarie); cessare l'attività; fallire
4 (sport) cedere; crollare
5 (geol.) corrugarsi; piegarsi.
(to) fold (2) /fəʊld/
v. t.
1 chiudere nell'ovile
2 fare stabbiare (pecore, ecc.)
3 (agric.) stabbiare (il terreno).
* * *
I [fəʊld]
nome
1) (crease) (in fabric, paper) piega f.

the curtain hung in soft folds — la tenda ricadeva in morbide pieghe

2) geogr. avvallamento m.
3) geol. piega f.
4) -fold in composti

to increase twofold, threefold — raddoppiare, triplicare

the problems are threefold — i problemi sono triplici

II 1. [fəʊld]
verbo transitivo
1) (crease) piegare [paper, shirt]; chiudere (piegando) [chair]; piegare, chiudere [umbrella]; ripiegare, chiudere [wings]

fold some newspaper around the vases — avvolgi i vasi con fogli di giornale

2) (intertwine) congiungere [hands]

he folded his arms across his chest — incrociò le braccia sul petto, si mise a braccia conserte

3) gastr. (add) mescolare, unire, incorporare (into a)
2.
verbo intransitivo
1) [chair] chiudersi, essere pieghevole
2) (fail) [play] lasciare il cartellone; [company] chiudere i battenti; [project] fallire, andare in fumo; [course] essere annullato
III [fəʊld]
nome agr. ovile m.
••

to return to the fold — tornare all'ovile


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