fold one's hands

fold one's hands
bring or hold one's hands together

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • fold one's hands — rest one hand on top of the other; sit and do nothing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fold — 1. v. & n. v. 1 tr. a bend or close (a flexible thing) over upon itself. b (foll. by back, over, down) bend a part of (a flexible thing) in the manner specified (fold down the flap). 2 intr. become or be able to be folded. 3 tr. (foll. by away,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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 Ma …   Useful english dictionary

  • fold — fold1 foldable, adj. /fohld/, v.t. 1. to bend (cloth, paper, etc.) over upon itself. 2. to bring into a compact form by bending and laying parts together (often fol. by up): to fold up a map; to fold one s legs under oneself. 3. to bring (the… …   Universalium

  • fold — I. /foʊld / (say fohld) verb (t) 1. to double or bend (cloth, paper, etc.) over upon itself. 2. to bring together (the arms, hands, legs, etc.) with one round another: to fold one s arms on one s chest. 3. to bring (the wings) close to the body,… …  

  • 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 — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English falod; akin to Old Saxon faled enclosure Date: before 12th century 1. an enclosure for sheep 2. a. a flock of sheep b. a group of people or institutions that share a common faith, belief,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Fold — (f[=o]ld), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Folded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Folding}.] [OE. folden, falden, AS. fealdan; akin to OHG. faltan, faldan, G. falten, Icel. falda, Dan. folde, Sw. f[*a]lla, Goth. fal[thorn]an, cf. Gr. di pla sios twofold, Skr. pu[.t]a a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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