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fold

noun
verb
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noun
1 noun line in paper or clothfilleadh masc1make two folds in it cuir dhá fhilleadh annthe flag had folds in it bhí fillteacha sa bhratach 2 noun also ANAT, BIOCHEM, BIOL of cloth, skin etc hanging downfilleadh masc1they fell into the folds of his coat thit siad isteach i bhfillteacha a chótafold of skin filleadh craicinn
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3 noun GEOG area of low landlog masc1  c m u 4 noun GEOL in rock filleadh masc1 5 noun AGR for sheeploca masc4  c m ubanrach fem2  c m u
verb
6 verb make folds in paper, cloth etc TRANSITIVEfill verb  c m ufilleadh a chur ishe carefully folded the letter d'fhill sí an litir go haireachfold back the page fill siar an leathanach to fold sth in half (also to fold sth in two, to fold sth double) rud a fhilleadh ina dhá leath 7 verb make sth smaller by doubling it over TRANSITIVEfill verb  c m uto fold a sheet braillín a fhilleadhto fold up a map léarscáil a fhilleadh suas 8 verb wrap TRANSITIVEfill verb  c m uto fold sth around sth rud a fhilleadh thart ar rud, rud a fhilleadh timpeall rudahe folded the coat around her d'fhill sé an cóta thart uirthi, d'fháisc sé an cóta timpeall uirthiI folded it in a handkerchief d'fhill mé i gciarsúr é, chuir mé ciarsúr thart airshe folded it inside her cloak to keep it warm d'fháisc sí chuici laistigh dá clóca é chun é a choimeád te 9 verb bend to fit in a smaller space
INTRANSITIVEthe base folds is féidir an bonn a fhilleadh isteachthe couch folds up is féidir an tolg a fhilleadh suasthe table folds in half is féidir an bord a fhilleadh go dtína leaththe chair folds neatly into the box is féidir an chathaoir a fhilleadh go néata isteach sa bhosca
TRANSITIVEfill verb  c m uhe folded the bike d'fhill sé an rotharthe chair was folded down bhí an chathaoir fillte síosshe folded her legs into the car chrap sí a cosa isteach sa charrI folded my arms around my knees d'fháisc mé mo lámha timpeall ar mo ghlúinehe folded himself into the chair chúb sé é féin isteach sa chathaoir
10 verb pull wings in TRANSITIVEteann isteach  c m udún verb  c m uit folds its wings as it dives teannann sí isteach a sciatháin nuair a thumann sí 11 verb especially COMM fail INTRANSITIVEthe company folded theip ar an gcomhlacht, tháinig deireadh leis an gcomhlacht, thit an tóin as an gcomhlacht 12 verb especially SPOR stop performing INTRANSITIVEthey folded in the second half thit siad as a chéile sa dara leath, thit an tóin astu sa dara leath 13 verb in poker: drop out of a hand INTRANSITIVEdo lámh a chaitheamh i bpaca 14 verb GEOL cause rocks to bend TRANSITIVEfill verb  c m u
phrases

to fold your arms

1 (also

to fold your hands

) cross your armsdo lámha a fhilleadh ar a chéiledo ghéaga a fhilleadh ar a chéile to stand with your arms folded (also to stand with your folded arms) seasamh agus do lámha fillte ar a chéile, seasamh agus do lámha crosach agat
2 fail to take actionit's easier for the government to fold its arms tá sé níos éasca ag an rialtas gan faic a dhéanamh, is fusa don rialtas gan a dhath a dhéanamh

to fold sb in your arms

literary barróg a bhreith ar dhuineduine a fháscadh isteach le d'uchtdo lámha a chur timpeall ar dhuine

to fold the tent

(also

to fold up the tent

) (especially US)géilleadhtabhairt suaséirí as

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