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fold something into something

1. and fold something in to blend something, such as eggs, into batter. (See also cut something into something.) Carefully, the chef folded the eggs into the other ingredients. The chef folded in the eggs.
2. to make an object by folding something, such as paper or cloth. He folded the paper into a little bird. Wally can fold a sheet of paper into an airplane that flies.
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The two-dimensional structure would then fold into a three-dimensional device that Lee likens to a closed fist, with the drug on the palm.
and Ming Wu of the University of California, Berkeley have found that RNA molecules rearrange their internal structures as they fold into their final shape.
One class of chaperone molecules, called chaperonins, performs the important task of shepherding newly made proteins away from each other and helping them fold into the correct shape.
Starting out as long sequences of amino acids, proteins fold into unique shapes that enable them to perform their very specific tasks.
For the engineered molecule to survive as a working protein and not just collapse into a garbled mess, it must fold into a specific shape.
Now make up a random sequence of a few hundred beads and predict the three-dimensional structure that the string will spontaneously fold into.