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fold

informal
1. Of a business, to fail or close; to cease to do business. A number of restaurants have opened in this space over the years, but they all eventually folded within their first year. A: "Is Sarah still working for that software company?" B: "No, they folded a few years ago. I think she's working for a pharmaceutical company now."
2. To close or cease to operate (a business). We had to fold the entire company after our last product completely flopped.
3. To submit, yield, or give in. They started out strong for the first half of the game, but then they just seemed to fold after the other team scored their second touchdown. The senator said she would fight to get this legislation passed, but she folded as soon as she met the slightest bit of resistance from opponents.
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fold

1. in. to fail; to close. I was afraid my business would fold because of the recession.
2. in. to collapse from drinking. Dave had just one more drink, and then he folded.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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