fold up


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v fold up become folded or folded up "The bed folds in a jiffy"
    • v fold up bend or lay so that one part covers the other "fold up the newspaper","turn up your collar"
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  • Lyndon B. Johnson
    “We dont propose to sit here in our rocking chair with our hands folded and let the Communists set up any government in the Western Hemisphere.”


In literature:

When he had finished it, he folded it up and gave it back to Mr. Prendergast.
"Castle Richmond" by Anthony Trollope
She sat with the folded letter clasped carefully in her hands and gave herself up to joyous anticipation.
"Little Sister Snow" by Frances Little
She came down for her final talk with her sister just in time to perceive the folding up of three five-pound notes.
"The Two Sides of the Shield" by Charlotte M. Yonge
The region was one of serac where the glacier was puckered up, folded and crushed.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
She stood up, folding the music as she did so, and unconsciously raised her eyes toward the port-hole where I was.
"Mrs. Falchion, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
He stood up and folded his arms, looking into the silence and mist.
"The Trail of the Sword, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
She folded up the paper slowly, a sob came in her throat, she blew out the candle, and put the will back in the cupboard.
"The Lane That Had No Turning, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
As he folded up the paper to put it into his pocket, Jo Portugais entered the room.
"The Right of Way, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Slowly he folded up the letter, pressed it to his lips, and put it in the pocket over his heart.
"No Defense, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Craven told himself that as he folded up Lady Sellingworth's letter.
"December Love" by Robert Hichens

In poetry:

She would fold her arms, and go
To the dark of death below;
Might but a space her mother be
Let up the gladsome day to see.
"The Churchyard: Night The Second" by Thomas Aird
"Not yet. I am but half awake,"
All drowsily the Primrose spake.
And fast the sleeping Daffodils
Had folded up their golden frills.
"The Witness" by Fay Inchfawn
I gaze up to her lofty height,
And feel how far we dwell apart:
O if I could, this night, this night,
Fold her full radiance to my heart!
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Up rose the Sheep were folded near:
"Thou Lamb of God, come, enter here."
He entered there to rush and reed,
Who was the Lamb of God, indeed.
"A Christmas Folk-Song" by Lizette Woodworth Reese
"Lo, the graveclothes of Italy that are folded up
In the grave's gloom!
And the guards as men wrought upon with a charmed cup,
By the open tomb.
"Super Flumina Babylonis" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
From those four jets four currents in one swell
Across the mountain stream'd below
In misty folds, that floating as they fell
Lit up a torrent-bow.
"The Palace of Art" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

In news:

Made in the USA, the Wide Boy ramp measures 33"x88" extended and folds up to 33"x44".
Yosi Samara's Fold-Up Ballet Flats for The Littles.
Number of Iranian manufacturing firms facing crisis up four-fold as sanctions bite .
Fold in sides and roll up.
Health officials warn of rapidly developing HIV epidemic in Greek capital, cases up 35-fold.
) Ben, Kim, and Dwight are each in their separate beds (well, Dwight's is more a fold-up futon mattress on the floor) waking up with their partners, their iPhones.
Armed with a stack of folded construction paper, Charlotte Rogers ushered a four-year-old child to sit down at a pint-sized writing desk, take up a pencil and scratch out the words "I love you" in crooked letters on the inside.
The Samara Fold Up Ballet Flat in Gold.
Our attendance this week went up four-fold with several referencing the flier .
Number of Iranian manufacturing firms facing crisis up four- fold as sanctions bite.
Health officials warn of rapidly developing HIV epidemic in Greek capital, cases up 35- fold .
New coaches pop up in VVC fold .
K-950 features touchscreen control for all machine-operating parameters, and Job Recall provides storage and retrieval of up to 99 fold settings.
Enlarge Mike Greenlar, The Post-Standard Sudanese Refugee Dut Deng folds up a OCC sweatshirt hoody given to him by OCC President Debbie Sydow as a birthday present during a public speaking class at the community college.
An irked driver seeking vengeance on cops who issued him a $137 expired inspection ticket tried to pay the fine in $1 bills folded up into tiny origami pigs — inside a donut box.

In science:

We can open up the multiwound string by going to the n1 fold cover of S 1 .
The quantum structure of black holes
There are two-fold advantage of the experimental set-up with reactor neutrinos.
The (3+2) Neutrino Mass Spectrum and Double Chooz
In such models, one imagines the unwanted six dimensions predicted by string theory to be wrapped up on a Calabi–Yau three-fold which may be topologically quite non-trivial, as measured by the existence of a large number of homological cycles.
One-loop corrections to the curvature perturbation from inflation
To picture the vibrations of the string let us open it up to its full length 2πRn1 ; i.e. go to the n1 fold cover of the S 1 .
Fuzzballs and the information paradox: a summary and conjectures
To warm up, we first show that even in the presence of a smeared O6 plane, there exist no Lifshitz-like solutions when M6 is a Calabi-Yau three-fold with only one two-form (the K¨ahler form).
Some No-go Theorems for String Duals of Non-relativistic Lifshitz-like Theories