unfold into

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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Subsequently, the structure was forced to unfold into a random coil losing its regular structures while preserving the crosslinks.
On both sides of the car, panels rotate 90 degrees and unfold into V-shaped hydrofoils.