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wrap

[rap] /ræp/
verb (used with object), wrapped or wrapt, wrapping.
1.
to enclose in something wound or folded about (often followed by up):
She wrapped her head in a scarf.
2.
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.
3.
to wind, fold, or bind (something) about as a covering.
4.
to protect with coverings, outer garments, etc. (usually followed by up).
5.
to cover (fingernails) with a sheer silk or linen fabric, as to repair or strengthen them.
6.
to surround, envelop, shroud, or hide.
7.
to fold or roll up.
8.
Movies, Television. to finish the filming of (a motion picture).
verb (used without object), wrapped or wrapt, wrapping.
9.
to wrap oneself (usually followed by up).
10.
to become wrapped, as about something; fold.
11.
Movies, Television. to complete the filming of a motion picture:
We hope to wrap in time for Christmas.
noun
12.
something to be wrapped about the person, especially in addition to the usual indoor clothing, as a shawl, scarf, or sweater:
an evening wrap.
13.
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.
14.
a sheer silk or linen fabric glued to the fingernails to repair or strengthen them.
15.
a piece of thin, flat bread wrapped around a filling and eaten as a sandwich.
16.
Movies, Television.
  1. the completion of photography on a film or an individual scene.
  2. the termination of a working day during the shooting of a film.
adjective
17.
wraparound in style:
a wrap skirt.
Verb phrases
18.
wrap up, to conclude; finish work on:
to wrap up a project.
Idioms
19.
under wraps, Informal. secret:
The army wants this research project kept under wraps.
20.
wrapped up in,
  1. intensely absorbed in:
    wrapped up in one's work.
  2. involved in; bound up with:
    Peace is wrapped up in willingness to compromise.
Origin
dialectal Danish
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English (v.), of obscure origin; compare dialectal Danish vravle to wind
Related forms
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.
Can be confused
rap, wrap.
rapt, wrapped, wrapt.
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Examples from the web for wrap
  • Roll up wrapper, then transfer to baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap.
  • The same was true of the plastic wrap used on frozen dinners, he said.
  • If you've found a better self-sufficient way to wrap your cords, let us know in the comments.
  • The result is that they wrap themselves around oily substances suspended in water, and keep them in suspense.
  • Stretch the rubber band over both the waxed paper and the plastic wrap.
  • Ask you favorite dry-cleaners to eliminate the plastic wrap on your clothes.
  • Recycle your own newspapers, magazine pages, or junk mail as gift wrap.
  • When you've finally found the gift for the geek who has every gadget, make sure you wrap it in some suitably geeky wrapping paper.
  • Much of the pleasure of eating this wrap comes from the crunchy textures of the lettuce and the shredded vegetables.
  • Also be mindful of the clock so that you are sure to wrap up the conversation in the time specified.
British Dictionary definitions for wrap

wrap

/ræp/
verb (mainly transitive) 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.
(intransitive; 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.
(often foll by up) (Austral, informal) Also called rap. to praise (someone)
noun
9.
a garment worn wrapped around the body, esp the shoulders, such as a shawl or cloak
10.
short for wrapround (sense 5)
11.
a type of sandwich consisting of a tortilla wrapped round a filling
12.
(mainly US) wrapping or a wrapper
13.
(Brit, slang) a small package of an illegal drug in powder form: a wrap of heroin
14.
(Austral, informal) Also called rap. a commendation
15.
  1. the end of a working day during the filming of a motion picture or television programme
  2. 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
Word Origin
C14: origin unknown
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Word Origin and History for wrap
v.

early 14c., wrappen, of uncertain etymology, perhaps via Scandinavian (cf. Danish dialectal vravle "to wind"), ultimately from PIE *werp- "to turn, wind" (cf. Greek rhaptein "to sew"), from root *wer- (3) "to turn, bend" (see versus). Related: Wrapped; wrapping.

n.

late 15c., "fine cloth used as a cover or wrapping for bread," from wrap (v.). As a type of women's garment, recorded from 1827. Meaning "end of a filming session" is attested from 1974. Figurative phrase under wraps "in concealment" is recorded from 1939.

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Slang definitions & phrases for wrap

wrap

noun

: Well, it's a wrap on the squash

verb

To complete; finish; wrap up: Filming, based on Bob Randall's 1977 thriller, wrapped last summer/ Because when it wraps, they strike the sets and you're stuck (1970s+ Movies and television)

[possibly fr the shrouding of a corpse]


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Idioms and Phrases with wrap

wrap

In addition to the idiom beginning with
wrap
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