un fold

unfold

[uhn-fohld]
verb (used with object)
1.
to bring out of a folded state; spread or open out: Unfold your arms.
2.
to spread out or lay open to view.
3.
to reveal or display.
4.
to reveal or disclose in words, especially by careful or systematic exposition; set forth; explain.
verb (used without object)
5.
to become unfolded; open.
6.
to develop.
7.
to become clear, apparent, or known: The protagonist's character unfolds as the story reaches its climax.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English unfolden, Old English unfealdan; cognate with German entfalten. See un-2, fold1

unfoldable, adjective
unfolder, noun
unfoldment, noun
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unfold (ʌnˈfəʊld)
 
vb
1.  to open or spread out or be opened or spread out from a folded state
2.  to reveal or be revealed: the truth unfolds
3.  to develop or expand or be developed or expanded
 
un'folder
 
n

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unfold
O.E. unfealdan, "to open or unwrap the folds of," also fig., "to disclose, reveal," from un- (2) + fold (v.). Cf. M.Du. ontvouden, Ger. entfalten. Refl. sense is attested from late 14c.
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