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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.
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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.
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
She had folded back the page, so that no eyes but her own should see how the poor drawing-master finished his letter: "I wish you all possible happiness, my dear, among your new friends; but don't forget the old friend who thinks of you, and dreams of you, and longs to see you again.
The breast of his coat was ornamented with an outside pocket from which there peeped forth the cleanest end of a very large and very ill-favoured handkerchief; his dirty wristbands were pulled on as far as possible and ostentatiously folded back over his cuffs; he displayed no gloves, and carried a yellow cane having at the top a bone hand with the semblance of a ring on its little finger and a black ball in its grasp.
With his left hand, he negligently folded back his shirt around his right arm, to the very armpit.
Twitteruser @todayyearsold shared a picture of a French fries box with the flap folded back holding ketchup - and people's minds have been blown.
The pinsharp 13.5-inch screen can be folded back flush to the backlit keyboard or detached completely.
You turn a corner and recognise the electric fan directed at miniature wind chimes to be the source of the tinkling soundscape; or, as you move to stand behind a lamp directed at the folded back pages of a book, casting what appears to be the silhouetted head of a flower onto the wall, the image aligns with the projection of a stem lying amongst the dried flowers, weeds and hand-made glass flowers on the bed of the projector.
A fold of about two inches to make a flat cuff where the hem is then folded back in again makes the Simple roll.
The blades are fixed while hunting but can be folded back and locked to a 3/4-inch diameter for storage and transport (with two twists of the stainless steel trocar tip).
It can be folded back to serve as the base to become a stand.
A hidden folding mechanism transforms the hairband into sunglasses at the touch of a button and can be folded back with one hand movement.
Now, dismounted onto the nightstand, folded back into their old
This reference began in 1996 as a revised and expanded version of the first section of Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy (Hackett, 1995), and the changes for this edition will be folded back into the next edition of the mother volume.
But perhaps it is best remembered for the functions held there such as wedding receptions and dances when the wooden and glass partition was folded back to create a large dance floor.
It was folded back around to the big blind who then raised it to $2.50.
I was so taken by one recent headline that I actually left the newspaper folded back so that I can see the front page every time I enter my office.