fold your arms

fold your arms
fold your arms/hands/ phrase
to cross one arm or hand over the other

The border guard folded his arms across his chest and glared.

Thesaurus: to move your limbs and appendagessynonym to sit or lie downhyponym
Main entry: fold

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fold your ˈarms idiom
to put one of your arms over the other one and hold them against your body

He stood watching her with his arms folded across his chest.

Main entry:foldidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • fold your hands — fold your arms/hands/ phrase to cross one arm or hand over the other The border guard folded his arms across his chest and glared. Thesaurus: to move your limbs and appendagessynonym to sit or lie downhyponym Ma …   Useful english dictionary

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  • fold — fold1 [ fould ] verb ** 1. ) transitive to bend a piece of paper or cloth and press one part of it over another part: Carrie folded the note and slid it into her purse. fold something in half/two: Fold the paper in half diagonally. fold something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fold — I UK [fəʊld] / US [foʊld] verb Word forms fold : present tense I/you/we/they fold he/she/it folds present participle folding past tense folded past participle folded ** 1) a) [transitive] to bend a piece of paper or cloth and press one part of it …   English dictionary

  • fold — [[t]fo͟ʊld[/t]] ♦♦♦ folds, folding, folded 1) VERB If you fold something such as a piece of paper or cloth, you bend it so that one part covers another part, often pressing the edge so that it stays in place. [V n] He folded the paper carefully …   English dictionary

  • fold*/*/*/ — [fəʊld] verb I 1) [T] to bend a piece of paper or cloth and press one part of it over another part Carrie folded the letter and slid it into a drawer.[/ex] Fold the paper in half.[/ex] 2) [I/T] if something folds, or if you fold it, you bend part …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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