wrapping herself at the end in the double aura of Clinton-Obama, they say, only diminished her.
“We had contempt for Clinton,” he says moments after wrapping his MSNBC morning show.
That kind of slightly over-anxious, wrapping up of objects in connoisseurship brings me out in hives.
wrapping yourself in “serious” art is like rapping behind a Rothko.
She saved the newspaper comics all year to use as wrapping paper at Christmas.
Why may a paper manufacturer not combine paper bags and wrapping paper in one territory as well as another?
He was wrapping the beautiful smell again in the tissue wrappings.
Of the nature or character of the wrapping paper you identified yesterday.
He undid the wrapping of the lawyer's letter and, as he read, the blood went from his face.
After wrapping myself in my blankets, I still gazed into the marvelous sky and made out to sleep only about two hours.
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.
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.
Something very successful and impressive; a sensation; wow1: It would make a wowser of a movie/ The four-beat peroration is a wowser
[1928+; fr wow, perhaps influenced by rouser]