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fold (something) into (something)

1. To bend or crease something into a particular shape or object. He loves origami and can fold paper into all kinds of animals.
2. To mix an ingredient into something, as while baking. OK, the next step is to fold the flour into the mixture.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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