wrap-up

[rap-uhp]
noun
1.
a final report or summary: a wrap-up of the evening news.
2.
the conclusion or final result: the wrap-up of the election campaign.
3.
Australian Slang. an enthusiastic recommendation or flattering account.

Origin:
1950–55; noun use of verb phrase wrap up

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wrap

[rap]
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.
a.
the completion of photography on a film or an individual scene.
b.
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,
a.
intensely absorbed in: wrapped up in one's work.
b.
involved in; bound up with: Peace is wrapped up in willingness to compromise.

Origin:
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.
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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)
 
n
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]

wrap up
 
vb
1.  (tr) to fold paper around
2.  to put warm clothes on
3.  slang (usually imperative) to be silent
4.  informal (tr)
 a.  to settle the final details of
 b.  to make a summary of

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Word Origin & History

wrap
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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Slang Dictionary

wrap (sth) up definition


  1. tv.
    to finish something; to bring something to a conclusion. : Well, that about wraps up our little session together.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Idioms & Phrases

wrap up

  1. Bring to a conclusion, settle successfully, as in As soon as we wrap up this deal, we can go on vacation. [First half of 1900s]

  2. Summarize, recapitulate, as in To wrap up, the professor went over the three main categories. [First half of the 1900s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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Example sentences
Also be mindful of the clock so that you are sure to wrap up the conversation
  in the time specified.
If you've introduced characters in the book, return to them and wrap up their
  stories.
Oh yeah, stocking up on cheesecloth and light linen cloths to wrap up the
  citrus trees.
The headphones wrap up perfectly every time, with no frustrating tangling or
  knotting.
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