unfold


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Unfold \Un*fold"\, v. t. [AS. unfealdan. See 1st Un-, and
   Fold, v. t.]
   1. To open the folds of; to expand; to spread out; as, to
      unfold a tablecloth.
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            Unfold thy forehead gathered into frowns. --Herbert.
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   2. To open, as anything covered or close; to lay open to view
      or contemplation; to bring out in all the details, or by
      successive development; to display; to disclose; to
      reveal; to elucidate; to explain; as, to unfold one's
      designs; to unfold the principles of a science.
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            Unfold the passion of my love.        --Shak.
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   3. To release from a fold or pen; as, to unfold sheep.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Unfold \Un*fold"\, v. i.
   To open; to expand; to become disclosed or developed.
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         The wind blows cold
         While the morning doth unfold.           --J. Fletcher.
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