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as in to expand
to arrange the parts of (something) over a wider area carefully unfold that antique map so that it doesn't tear

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as in to evolve
to gradually become clearer or more detailed as the situation unfolded, it became clear that more help would be needed the movie became more interesting once the mystery began to unfold

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as in to bloom
to produce flowers the rosebud unfolded literally overnight

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“Unfold.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/unfold. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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