HyperDic: unfold

English > 4 senses of the word unfold:
VERBchangeunfold, blossom, blossom out, blossom forthdevelop or come to a promising stage / stage
perceptionunfoldopen to the view
motionunfold, stretch, stretch out, extendextend or stretch out to a greater or the full length
contactunfold, spread, spread out, openspread out or open from a closed or folded state
unfold > pronunciation
Rhymesbehold ... wold: 49 rhymes with owld...
English > unfold: 4 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningDevelop or come to a promising stage / stage.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymsblossom, blossom out, blossom forth
BroaderdevelopGrow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment
Spanishabrirse, florecer
Catalanflorir, obrir-se
Nounsunfoldinga developmental process
English > unfold: 4 senses > verb 2, perception
Meaningopen to the view.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"A walk through town will unfold many interesting buildings"
Broaderbring out, unveil, revealmake visible
English > unfold: 4 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningExtend or stretch out to a greater or the full length.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example"Unfold the newspaper"
Synonymsstretch, stretch out, extend
Broaderchange shape, change form, deformassume a different shape or form
Similar toextendopen or straighten out
Spanishdesdoblar, desenvolver, desplegar, distender, estirar, extender
Catalandesdoblar, desembolicar, desplegar, distendre, estendre, estirar
English > unfold: 4 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningspread out or open from a closed or folded state.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsspread, spread out, open
Narrowerbutterflycut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking
divaricateSpread apart
exfoliateSpread by opening the leaves of
grassspread ... / spread out clothes on the grass to let it dry and bleach
splaySpread open or apart
uncrosschange from a crossed to an uncrossed position
Broaderundocancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect
Oppositefold, fold up, turn upbend or lay so that one part covers the other
Spanishabrir, desdoblar, desplegar, difundir, estrenar, extender, propagar
Catalandesdoblar, desplegar, estendre, estrenar, obrir, propagar

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