(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. bend (see fold); embrace; pleat; flock, congregation. See religion, assemblage.
A bending double
Nouns — fold, plication, crease, double, bend, lapping, plait; wrinkle, corrugation; flap, lapel, turnover, dog-ear; ply (see layer); tuck, gather, [accordion] pleat, ruffle, flounce; crow's-feet; paper-folding, origami. See furrow.
Verbs — fold, double (over), crease, crimp, bend; pucker, knit, corrugate, wrinkle, furrow; tuck, gather, pleat; double back; turn over, dog-ear; crumple, rumple, crinkle; friz[zle], crisp.
Adjectives — folded, creased, etc.; plicate; wrinkled, knitted, puckered; fold-able, pliable, flexible.
Antonyms, see smoothness, horizontal.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Folded material]
Syn. lap, pleat, plait, lapel, tuck, overlap, folded portion, part turned over, part turned back, shirring, smocking, gathers, gatherings, doubled material.
2. [The line at which material is folded]
Syn. crease, turn, folded edge, crimp, wrinkle, knife-edge, pleat, plait, corrugation.
3. [Animal pen]
Syn. cage, corral, coop; see enclosure 1 .
1. [To enclose]
Syn. envelop, wrap up, do up; see wrap 1 , 2 .
2. [To place or lay in folds]
Syn. double, pleat, plait, crease, curl, crimp, wrinkle, crinkle, crumple, laminate, ruffle, corrugate, pucker, gather, double over, telescope, lap, overlap, dogear.
Ant. unfold*, straighten, expand.
3. [*To fail]
Syn. go out of business, close, collapse; see fail 4 , give 4 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
crease, pleat, tuck, crimp, gather, dogear, overlap, layer, drape.
1. crease pleat, plait, tuck, crimp, gather, double over, dog-ear, overlap, drape, hem, enclose, envelop, wrap.
2. go out of business fail, close, go bankrupt, *go belly up, become insolvent.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To bend together or make a crease in so that one part lies over another: crease, double, pleat, ply1, ruck2. See ORDER, SMOOTH. 2. Informal. To undergo sudden financial failure: break, bust, collapse, crash, fail, go under. Idioms: go belly up, go bust, go on the rocks, go to the wall. See MONEY. 3. Informal. To give in from or as if from a gradual loss of strength: bow1, buckle, capitulate, submit, succumb, surrender, yield. See RESIST. 4. Informal. To give way mentally and emotionally: break (down), collapse, crack, snap. Informal: crack up. See EXPLOSION. II noun A line or an arrangement made by the doubling of one part over another: crease, crimp, crinkle, crumple, pleat, plica, plication, pucker, rimple, ruck2, rumple, wrinkle. See SMOOTH.

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