Definition of Fold up

1. Verb. Bend or lay so that one part covers the other. "They fold up the sheets"; "Turn up your collar"

Exact synonyms: Fold, Turn Up
Generic synonyms: Change Surface
Specialized synonyms: Pleat, Plicate, Crease, Furrow, Wrinkle, Crease, Crinkle, Crisp, Ruckle, Scrunch, Scrunch Up, Wrinkle, Corrugate, Pleat, Ruffle, Tuck, Crimp, Pinch, Cross, Collapse
Derivative terms: Fold, Fold, Folder, Folding, Turnup
Antonyms: Unfold

2. Verb. Become folded or folded up. "These fabrics fold up easily"; "The bed folds in a jiffy"
Exact synonyms: Fold
Generic synonyms: Change
Specialized synonyms: Crease, Crinkle, Crumple, Rumple, Wrinkle
Derivative terms: Fold

Definition of Fold up

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To make or become more compact by folding. ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) To go out of business. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fold Up

folate antagonist
fold-back elements
fold boat
fold boats
fold of chorda tympani
fold of laryngeal nerve
fold of left vena cava
fold of superior laryngeal nerve
fold one's tent
fold up (current term)
foldback DNA

Literary usage of Fold up

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1. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"... kokoon fold up, fold together; ~ lapiolla spade (up), turn with the spade; ~ lehteä turn (over) the leaf; ... Into a ball; ~ kokoon fold up, roll up; ..."

2. The Clerk's Book of 1549 by Church of England, John Wickham Legg (1903)
"To fold up the vestments.—In the latter half of the fifteenth century, at Yatton, there is a reward of fourpence " paide to T. Clerke for ..."

3. An Arrangement of British Plants: According to the Latest Improvements of by William Withering (1830)
"Near King s whole plant is acrid, «oats and sheep eat it, but it poisonous, anu me • The flowers fold up in a curious manner, and t pi ш Horse,, cow,, ..."

4. Revised Record of the Constitutional Convention of the State of New York by William H. Steele, Charles Elliott Fitch (1900)
"The tax receiver says to her, your money is not quite enough; your taxes are three dollars more this year than last, and see her fold up her money and go ..."

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