foldup

foldup

[fohld-uhp]
noun
1.
something, as a chair or bed, that can be folded up and stored away when not in use.
2.
termination or closing: the foldup of the town's newspaper.
3.
a giving in; capitulation: a foldup of management under union pressure.
Also, fold-up.


Origin:
1890–95; noun use of verb phrase fold up

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