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Crush vs. Fold

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Foldverb

(transitive) To bend (any thin material, such as paper) over so that it comes in contact with itself.

Crushnoun

Violent pressure, as of a moving crowd.

Foldverb

(transitive) To make the proper arrangement (in a thin material) by bending.

‘If you fold the sheets, they'll fit more easily in the drawer.’;

Crushnoun

A crowd that produces uncomfortable pressure.

‘a crush at a reception’;

Foldverb

(intransitive) To become folded; to form folds.

‘Cardboard doesn't fold very easily.’;

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Crushnoun

A violent crowding.

Foldverb

To fall over; to be crushed.

‘The chair folded under his enormous weight.’;

Crushnoun

A crowd control barrier.

Foldverb

(transitive) To enclose within folded arms (see also enfold).

Crushnoun

An infatuation or affection for someone you are not dating.

‘I've had a huge crush on her since we met many years ago.’;

Foldverb

(intransitive) To give way on a point or in an argument.

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Crushnoun

The human object of such infatuation or affection.

Foldverb

To withdraw from betting.

‘With no hearts in the river and no chance to hit his straight, he folded.’;

Crushnoun

A standing stock or cage with movable sides used to restrain livestock for safe handling.

Foldverb

To withdraw or quit in general.

Crushnoun

(dated) A party or festive function.

Foldverb

To stir gently, with a folding action.

‘Fold the egg whites into the batter.’;

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Crushnoun

(Australia) The process of crushing cane to remove the raw sugar, or the season that this process takes place in.

Foldverb

Of a company, to cease to trade.

‘The company folded after six quarters of negative growth.’;

Crushverb

To press between two hard objects; to squeeze so as to alter the natural shape or integrity of it, or to force together into a mass.

‘to crush grapes’;

Foldverb

To double or lay together, as the arms or the hands.

‘He folded his arms in defiance.’;

Crushverb

To reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding

‘to crush quartz’;

Foldverb

To cover or wrap up; to conceal.

Crushverb

(figurative) To overwhelm by pressure or weight.

‘After the corruption scandal, the opposition crushed the ruling party in the elections’;

Foldverb

To confine animals in a fold.

Crushverb

To oppress or grievously burden.

Foldnoun

An act of folding.

Crushverb

To overcome completely; to subdue totally.

‘The sultan's black guard crushed every resistance bloodily.’;

Foldnoun

A bend or crease.

Crushverb

(intransitive) To be or become broken down or in, or pressed into a smaller compass, by external weight or force

‘an eggshell crushes easily’;

Foldnoun

Any correct move in origami.

Crushverb

(intransitive) To feel infatuation or unrequited love.

‘She's crushing on him.’;

Foldnoun

(newspapers) The division between the top and bottom halves of a broadsheet: headlines above the fold will be readable in a newsstand display; usually the fold.

Crushverb

To press or bruise between two hard bodies; to squeeze, so as to destroy the natural shape or integrity of the parts, or to force together into a mass; as, to crush grapes.

‘Ye shall not offer unto the Lord that which is bruised, or crushed, or broken, or cut.’; ‘The ass . . . thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall.’;

Foldnoun

The division between the part of a web page visible in a web browser window without scrolling; usually the fold.

Crushverb

To reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding; to comminute; as, to crush quartz.

Foldnoun

That which is folded together, or which enfolds or envelops; embrace.

Crushverb

To overwhelm by pressure or weight; to beat or force down, as by an incumbent weight.

‘To crush the pillars which the pile sustain.’; ‘Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again.’;

Foldnoun

(geology) The bending or curving of one or a stack of originally flat and planar surfaces, such as sedimentary strata, as a result of plastic (i.e. permanent) deformation.

Crushverb

To oppress or burden grievously.

‘Thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway.’;

Foldnoun

In functional programming, any of a family of higher-order functions that process a data structure recursively to build up a value.

Crushverb

To overcome completely; to subdue totally.

‘Speedily overtaking and crushing the rebels.’;

Foldnoun

A pen or enclosure for sheep or other domestic animals.

Crushverb

to subdue or overwhelm (a person) by argument or a cutting remark; to cause (a person) to feel chagrin or humiliation; to squelch.

Foldnoun

(collective) A group of sheep or goats.

Crushverb

To be or become broken down or in, or pressed into a smaller compass, by external weight or force; as, an eggshell crushes easily.

Foldnoun

(figuratively) Home, family.

Crushnoun

A violent collision or compression; a crash; destruction; ruin.

‘The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds.’;

Foldnoun

A church congregation, a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church; the Christian church as a whole, the flock of Christ.

Crushnoun

Violent pressure, as of a crowd; a crowd which produced uncomfortable pressure; as, a crush at a reception.

‘Politics leave very little time for the bow window at White's in the day, or for the crush room of the opera at night.’;

Foldnoun

A group of people with shared ideas or goals or who live or work together.

Crushnoun

leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated

Foldnoun

(obsolete) A boundary or limit.

Crushnoun

a dense crowd of people

Foldnoun

The Earth; earth; land, country.

Crushnoun

temporary love of an adolescent

Foldverb

To lap or lay in plaits or folds; to lay one part over another part of; to double; as, to fold cloth; to fold a letter.

‘As a vesture shalt thou fold them up.’;

Crushnoun

the act of crushing

Foldverb

To double or lay together, as the arms or the hands; as, he folds his arms in despair.

Crushverb

come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority;

‘The government oppresses political activists’;

Foldverb

To inclose within folds or plaitings; to envelop; to infold; to clasp; to embrace.

‘A face folded in sorrow.’; ‘We will descend and fold him in our arms.’;

Crushverb

to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition;

‘crush an aluminum can’; ‘squeeze a lemon’;

Foldverb

To cover or wrap up; to conceal.

‘Nor fold my fault in cleanly coined excuses.’;

Crushverb

come out better in a competition, race, or conflict;

‘Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship’; ‘We beat the competition’; ‘Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game’;

Foldverb

To become folded, plaited, or doubled; to close over another of the same kind; to double together; as, the leaves of the door fold.

Crushverb

break into small pieces;

‘The car crushed the toy’;

Foldverb

To confine in a fold, as sheep.

Crushverb

humiliate or depress completely;

‘She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation’; ‘The death of her son smashed her’;

Foldverb

To confine sheep in a fold.

‘The star that bids the shepherd fold.’;

Crushverb

crush or bruise;

‘jam a toe’;

Foldnoun

A doubling,esp. of any flexible substance; a part laid over on another part; a plait; a plication.

‘Mummies . . . shrouded in a number of folds of linen.’; ‘Folds are most common in the rocks of mountainous regions.’;

Crushverb

make ineffective;

‘Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination’;

Foldnoun

Times or repetitions; - used with numerals, chiefly in composition, to denote multiplication or increase in a geometrical ratio, the doubling, tripling, etc., of anything; as, fourfold, four times, increased in a quadruple ratio, multiplied by four.

Crushverb

become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure;

‘The plastic bottle crushed against the wall’;

Foldnoun

That which is folded together, or which infolds or envelops; embrace.

‘Shall from your neck unloose his amorous fold.’;

Foldnoun

An inclosure for sheep; a sheep pen.

‘Leaps o'er the fence with ease into the fold.’;

Foldnoun

A flock of sheep; figuratively, the Church or a church; as, Christ's fold.

‘There shall be one fold and one shepherd.’; ‘The very whitest lamb in all my fold.’;

Foldnoun

A boundary; a limit.

Foldnoun

an angular or rounded shape made by folding;

‘a fold in the napkin’; ‘a crease in his trousers’; ‘a plication on her blouse’; ‘a flexure of the colon’; ‘a bend of his elbow’;

Foldnoun

a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church

Foldnoun

a folded part (as a fold of skin or muscle)

Foldnoun

a pen for sheep

Foldnoun

the act of folding;

‘he gave the napkins a double fold’;

Foldverb

bend or lay so that one part covers the other;

‘fold up the newspaper’; ‘turn up your collar’;

Foldverb

intertwine;

‘fold one's hands, arms, or legs’;

Foldverb

incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating;

‘Fold the egg whites into the batter’;

Foldverb

cease to operate or cause to cease operating;

‘The owners decided to move and to close the factory’; ‘My business closes every night at 8 P.M.’;

Foldverb

confine in a fold, like sheep

Foldverb

become folded or folded up;

‘The bed folds in a jiffy’;

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