(=bend, crease) pli m
→ You need to make three folds in the paper along lines A, B, and C.
[+dress, skirt] pli m
→ The soft light fell on the folds of her dress.
→ The priest fumbled in the folds of his gown.
sheepfold parc m à moutons
to return to the fold revenir dans son giron
→ errant Tories were beginning to return to the fold
→ a breakaway group which later returned to the fold
[+paper, fabric] plier
→ He folded the paper carefully.
He folded the newspaper in half. Il a plié le journal en deux.
to fold one's arms croiser les bras
→ Fold your arms and sit up straight!
She folded her arms. Elle a croisé les bras.
to fold one's hands joindre les mains
→ Mrs Ringrose sat down and folded her hands in her lap.
[business] faire faillite
→ 2,500 small businesses were folding each week.
[table, chair, bed] se plier to fold flat se replier → The chair folds flat for easy storage.
→ Fold the sheet and blankets back at the top ...
[+egg white, flour] incorporer
to fold sth into a mixture incorporer qch à un mélange
→ Fold over the four edges to form a square parcel
vi se rabattre
→ All three rear seats fold over and are easily removed
[map] se plier, se replier
→ It folds up easily and fits into your pocket.
[ironing board, table] se replier
→ When not in use it folds up out of the way
→ She folded up some shirts.
→ Fold the ironing board up so that it is flat.
[chair, table, bed] pliant (e)