Definition of unfold
- unfolded the map
- a panorama unfolds before their eyes
The couch unfolds to form a bed.
We'll have more news as events unfold.
We watched the drama unfold on live television.
As the story unfolds, we learn that the boy became an orphan when he was one year old.
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before 12th century
: to spread or cause (something) to spread or straighten out from a folded position
: to happen as time passes
: to be told or made known
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