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unfold something into something

to spread something out into something. The child unfolded the page into a model village. I unfolded the brochure into a large colorful sheet of advertising.

unfold into something

1. [for something folded up] to unfold into something. The greeting card unfolded into a little paper house. It unfolded into a cute scene.
2. Fig.[for a story] to develop into something interesting. (Fig. on {2}.) The story unfolded into a real mystery. The tale unfolded into a farce.
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Thus, at the outset of the unit, they describe the setting where the action will most likely take place, and they make predictions about what they suspect will occur--in other words, they anticipate how the plot in this, their chosen story, may unfold.
The researchers said the scissors-like factor they found in yeast cells also unfolds and makes corded other types of protein that cause Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease.
On both sides of the car, panels rotate 90 degrees and unfold into V-shaped hydrofoils.
To mark the middle of the rectangle, fold the rectangle in half, gently crease it, then unfold it.
Where Larner tends to arrest the image in time and space, in Green's work the image unfolds like a film.
Brief the crisis team on necessary background information and how the drill will unfold.
Life unfolds in space and its progress is seen in time.
AMC(AW) Brian Campbell saw the action unfold, jumped on the tractor and applied the brake, preventing a potentially serious accident.
The emotional mysteries of the women gradually unfold, shedding light on each of their relationships and providing insight into long-buried secrets.
And God said to her, "I will create sages in every generation to interpret you and you will unfold through the ages as a flower unfolds, and you will be loved and admired more than any flower.
In all, Duvall demonstrates that Morrison's texts not only wrestle with precursors but unfold as a contestatory inner/autobiographical history: never repeating, never forgetting either.
The bouts are typical of hundreds of fights that unfold across the country every week in venues ranging in capacity from more than 40,000 to the 2,000-spectator Lopez Mateos.
The crazy capers unfold when a cheating husband decides to entertain his chic Parisian mistress for the weekend.
A space mirror expected to flash reflected sunlight down to earth failed to unfold after repeated attempts by the Mir space station's crew.
Automates More Tasks Available directly from CIMLOGIC for $1295 and fully integrated with Mechanical Desktop, Toolbox/SM will automatically create a flat pattern simply by clicking on an unfold button and picking an the edge of the model.