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foldup

or fold-up

[ fohld-uhp ]
/ ˈfoʊldˌʌp /
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noun
something, as a chair or bed, that can be folded up and stored away when not in use.
termination or closing: the foldup of the town's newspaper.
a giving in; capitulation: a foldup of management under union pressure.
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Origin of foldup

First recorded in 1890–95; noun use of verb phrase fold up
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How to use foldup in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for foldup

fold up

verb (adverb)
(tr) to make smaller or more compact
(intr) to collapse, as with laughter or pain
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Other Idioms and Phrases with foldup

fold up

1

Fail, especially go out of business. For example, Three stores on Main Street have folded up.

2

Collapse, break down. For example, When she told him about the dog's death, she folded up. This idiom alludes to closing or bringing an object into more compact form. [Early 1900s]

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