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fold back

To bend or crease something back. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fold" and "back." She folded back the paper again, producing an origami crane.
See also: back, fold

fold something back

to bend a sheet or flap of something back. She very carefully folded the page back to mark her place in the book. She folded back the page to mark her place in the book. The surgeon folded the flap of skin back, revealing the torn ligament.
See also: back, fold

fold back

[for a sheet of something] to bend back. The cloth folded back, revealing the faded upholstery below. The top page folded back, revealing a neatly typed manuscript.
See also: back, fold
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A spokeswoman for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said: "Fire Service personnel used cutting equipment to fold back the roof of the Mazda prior to putting the driver on a spinal board and transferring her to a waiting ambulance.
Potter said he knows from personal experience how easy it can be to fold back an electric blanket in the morning when getting out of bed, and then forget to turn off the blanket, leaving it folded and turned on.
It used to be possible to simply open out the paper and fold back the pages, or detach and fold them away to enjoy while travelling or hanging around in waiting rooms.
Cover the shredded paper with a towel that's large enough to fold back over the casserole dish.
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Plant bulbs in the soil, fold back the turn and stamp down to ensure that the turf connects with the bulbs.
turn down 1 : to lower by using a control <Turn down the heat.> 2 : [sup.1]refuse 1, reject <I turned down the offer.> 3 : to fold back or under <Turn down the sheets.>
The 5040 has three programmable memories for test setup recall and features such as overcurrent fold back, overload current capacity, and an inrush current rating of four times the maximum current.
Very easy to handle, pages lie flat or fold back nicely.
Glass doors fold back on all sides of the building, revealing the clean lines of the interior.
For centuries, the plane and the helicoid were the only known examples of infinite, unbounded minimal surfaces that don't fold back to intersect themselves.
Apply plastic packaging tape to both halves of the desired "latch point." Then use duct tape to tape the box shut (fold back a tab on the end of the tape so you don't have to use a fingernail to pick the tape loose).
Microwave, fold back the top and it's a ready-to-eat package.
With the decklid raised, the roof top and back window fold back in a clam shell manner into the trunk cavity.
Fold back three quarters of an inch of paper from the end of each wing.