Meaning of UNFOLD in English

UNFOLD

transcription, транскрипция: [ ʌnfoʊld ]

( unfolds, unfolding, unfolded)

1.

If a situation unfolds , it develops and becomes known or understood.

The outcome depends on conditions as well as how events unfold...

VERB : V

2.

If a story unfolds or if someone unfolds it, it is told to someone else.

Don’s story unfolded as the cruise got under way...

Mr Wills unfolds his story with evident enjoyment.

VERB : V , V n

3.

If someone unfolds something which has been folded or if it unfolds , it is opened out and becomes flat.

He quickly unfolded the blankets and spread them on the mattress...

When the bird lifts off into flight, its wings unfold to an impressive six-foot span.

≠ fold

VERB : V n , V

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