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Pronunciation: \,[schwa]n-'f[macron over o]ld\




1 : to open the folds of : open up <Carefully unfold the map.>

2 : to lay open to view or understanding : reveal unfold a plan <. . . Roscuro went on unfolding, step by step, his diabolical plan . . . Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux>

3 : to develop gradually <We learn the secret as the story unfolds.>

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Date:Jan 1, 2009
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