Fold and Open


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Fold verb – To lay one part over or against another part of.
Usage example: fold the blanket so that it will fit inside the trunk

Open is an antonym for fold in lay in creases topic.
Nearby Words: folded, folding
Antonyms for Fold


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Open verb – To arrange the parts of (something) over a wider area.
Usage example: when we got too close, the cardinal opened its wings and flew to a higher branch

Fold is an antonym for open in unfold topic.
Nearby Words: opening, openness, opened, opener
Antonyms for Open
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Common collocations

heart fold heart open heart
point fold point open point
box fold box open box
map fold map open map
Other nouns: car.

Both words in one sentence

  • Impossibly Compact Folding On the other hand, any camper who has actually had a reason to open one has discovered the joys of trying to fold it back into that size (It's not possible, by the way, not without machines)
  • Assembly Line Fast-Forward The machine spits out flat cardboard pieces which the worker has to fold into a five sided cube (with an open end to fill it with whatever).
  • Video Game / Brütal Legend As you navigate the menu, Jack Black uses his hands to open, fold, and reveal different parts of the elaborate album and record inside.
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