fold in - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyfold in
he/she/itfolds in
present participlefolding in
past tensefolded in
past participlefolded in

or fold into

  1. 1
    fold something in/into something to use a spoon or knife to add something slowly and gently to a mixture

    Fold the cocoa into the cake mixture.

  2. 2
    fold something in/into something to combine things that were previously separate so they can be dealt with together

    The bill would fold three agencies into the State Department in a cost-saving plan.

See also main entry: fold