: to give way : collapse, crumple
at the first shot the deer stopped short, then suddenly folded up
the old chair suddenly folded up under him
: to cease resistance or exertion : give up : fail, quit
the horse folded up in the homestretch
the defense folded up under the savage attack
the weak just get crushed; you can't blame them for folding upK. M. Dodson
: to stop production or operation for lack of funds, support, or business success : go bankrupt : close up : close
small businesses were folding up right and left

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“Fold up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fold%20up. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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