verb (used with object), wrapped or wrapt, wrapping.
to enclose in something wound or folded about (often followed by up ): She wrapped her head in a scarf.
to enclose and make fast (an article, bundle, etc.) within a covering of paper or the like (often followed by up ): He wrapped the package up in brown paper.
to wind, fold, or bind (something) about as a covering.
to protect with coverings, outer garments, etc. (usually followed by up ).
to cover (fingernails) with a sheer silk or linen fabric, as to repair or strengthen them.
to surround, envelop, shroud, or hide.
to fold or roll up.
Movies, Television. to finish the filming of (a motion picture).
verb (used without object), wrapped or wrapt, wrapping.
to wrap oneself (usually followed by up ).
to become wrapped, as about something; fold.
Movies, Television. to complete the filming of a motion picture: We hope to wrap in time for Christmas.
something to be wrapped about the person, especially in addition to the usual indoor clothing, as a shawl, scarf, or sweater: an evening wrap.
a beauty treatment in which a part or all of the body is covered with cream, lotion, herbs, or the like and then wrapped snugly with cloth.
a sheer silk or linen fabric glued to the fingernails to repair or strengthen them.
a piece of thin, flat bread wrapped around a filling and eaten as a sandwich.
Movies, Television.
the completion of photography on a film or an individual scene.
the termination of a working day during the shooting of a film.
wraparound in style: a wrap skirt.
Verb phrases
wrap up, to conclude; finish work on: to wrap up a project.
under wraps, Informal. secret: The army wants this research project kept under wraps.
wrapped up in,
intensely absorbed in: wrapped up in one's work.
involved in; bound up with: Peace is wrapped up in willingness to compromise.

1275–1325; Middle English (v.), of obscure origin; compare dialectal Danish vravle to wind

interwrap, verb (used without object), interwrapped, interwrapping.
prewrap, verb (used with object), prewrapped, prewrapping.
prewrap, noun
rewrap, verb, rewrapped, rewrapping.
underwrap, noun
underwrap, verb (used with object), underwrapped, underwrapping.

1. rap, wrap ; 2. rapt, wrapped, wrapt. Unabridged
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wrap (ræp)
vb , wraps, wrapping, wrapped
1.  to fold or wind (paper, cloth, etc) around (a person or thing) so as to cover
2.  (often foll by up) to fold paper, etc, around to fasten securely
3.  to surround or conceal by surrounding
4.  to enclose, immerse, or absorb: wrapped in sorrow
5.  to fold, wind, or roll up
6.  (intr; often foll by about, around, etc) to be or become wound or extended
7.  to complete the filming of (a motion picture or television programme)
8.  informal (Austral) (often foll by up) Also called: rap to praise (someone)
9.  a garment worn wrapped around the body, esp the shoulders, such as a shawl or cloak
10.  short for wrapround
11.  a type of sandwich consisting of a tortilla wrapped round a filling
12.  chiefly (US) wrapping or a wrapper
13.  slang (Brit) a small package of an illegal drug in powder form: a wrap of heroin
14.  informal (Austral) Also called: rap a commendation
15.  a.  the end of a working day during the filming of a motion picture or television programme
 b.  the completion of filming of a motion picture or television programme
16.  keep under wraps to keep secret
17.  take the wraps off to reveal
[C14: origin unknown]

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Word Origin & History

c.1320, wrappen, of uncertain etymology, perhaps via Scand. (cf. Dan. dialectal vravle "to wind"), ult. from PIE *werp- "to turn, wind" (cf. Gk. rhaptein "to sew"), from base *wer- "to turn, bend" (see versus). The noun is first recorded c.1412; as a type of women's garment,
recorded from 1827. Meaning "end of a filming session" is attested from 1974. Fig. phrase under wraps "in concealment" is recorded from 1939. Wrapper is recorded from c.1460.
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