verb (wraps, wrapping, wrapped or • archaic wrapt)
- 1 [with object] Cover or enclose (someone or something) in paper or soft material: he wrapped the Christmas presents Leonora wrapped herself in a large white bath towelMore example sentences
- The pillars are wrapped in new reflective material which allows light to bounce off the stone and create a natural light in the building.
- Coming back into the room, she wrapped a soft night-robe around her.
- The designers used paper fabric to wrap each chair.
- 1.1Clasp; embrace: she wrapped him in her armsMore example sentences
- As a reaction the man grabbed her close to him, wrapping her into an embrace.
- Upon hearing them, the old woman wrapped Altair into an embrace similar to the one she'd given Ada, nearly squeezing the life out of him.
- I was wrapped in Diogenes' embrace and gazing sleepily at the flames as they danced within the confines of the fire pit.
- 1.3Cover (the fingernails) with a nail wrap.More example sentences
- Fungus, yeast and mold can grow under wrapped nails, according to Dr. Mark Oestreicher, a Bridgeport, Conn., dermatologist and instructor at Yale University.
- The fabric used to wrap is usually fiberglass mesh.
- I've been wearing wrapped nails for quite some time now and finally had them taken off.
- 2 [with object] (wrap something around) Arrange paper or soft material around (someone or something), typically as a covering or for warmth or protection: wrap the bandage around the injured limbMore example sentences
- I dried myself off with a soft towel and wrapped it around myself while I dried my hair and brushed my teeth.
- Serena is knitting and wraps a skein around Offred's hands.
- She wrapped a paper napkin around her uneaten pretzel and gave him her full attention.
- 2.1Place an arm, finger, or leg around (someone or something): he wrapped an arm around her waistMore example sentences
- He laughed, placing his arms over mine, intertwining our fingers and wrapping both our arms around my upper torso.
- Her fingers were tightly wrapped over the edge of the mattress and she watched the clock closely.
- It'll be tough to wrap your fingers all the way around the bar, but that's the point.
- 2.2 • informal Crash a vehicle into (a stationary object): Richard wrapped his car around a telephone poleMore example sentences
- The car swerved and wrapped itself around a pole.
- Smoke pours from the hood of the mangled car that has wrapped itself around a sturdy palm.
- Toby recognized the car that was now wrapped around a pole; it belonged to one of the local teens.
- 3 [with object] Computing Cause (a word or unit of text) to be carried over to a new line automatically as the margin is reached, or to fit around embedded features such as pictures.More example sentences
- In fact in most cases, it is highly desirable to have an editor that wraps long text lines.
- If a line of text is too long to fit between the page margins, the text should be wrapped onto additional lines as needed.
- Some email programs automatically wrap text at a certain number of characters - while others won't wrap the text at all.
- 3.1 [no object] (Of a word or unit or text) be carried over to the next line or fit around a picture.More example sentences
- I'd like to do what one often sees in printed books - a picture is forced to the top of a page, and the text wraps around it.
- For some reason, the paragraph on the pages don't wrap - they just go on one line causing a horizontal scrollbar.
- For another, the view doesn't stretch the width of the your screen, so text will end up wrapping when on the final page it might not.
- 4 [no object] • informal Finish filming or recording: we wrapped on schedule three days laterMore example sentences
- After the film wrapped, DeMille had the set dismantled and buried.
- When the film had wrapped, Arnold and Monroe spent a week together going through contact sheets.
- In January 2000 the film I was producing wrapped, and the editing process began in New York City.
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- 1A loose outer garment or piece of material.More example sentences
- Finally, Dragana Perisic's simple, stylish pieces consists of wraps for men and long straight skirts for women.
- More fluid designs and flowers bloomed all over the catwalks, on everything from chiffon dresses and silk wraps to shirts, bikinis and kaftans.
- Capes, ponchos and crocheted wraps were teamed with pants and even skirts.
- 1.1 [as modifier] Denoting a garment having one part overlapping another; wraparound: a wrap skirtMore example sentences
- Typical usage is a simple trim on a hood or wrap scarf and the fur might just as easily be rabbit as mink.
- There was plenty of creativity on the ramp as Rohit played around with the traditional lungi and wrap skirt combining them with pants.
- After a swim, put on the wrap skirt over your bikini or swim suit, and go for a drink.
- 1.2Paper or soft material used for wrapping: plastic food wrapMore example sentences
- Bones and plastic food wrap can cause choking and/or obstruct a pet's digestive system, and may require a surgical solution.
- Films are the type of flexible plastic used in plastic bags or food wrap, only much thicker.
- To maintain humidity during germination, I place the flat in a plastic bag, cover it with plastic food wrap or use a plastic humidity cover.
- 1.3 (usually wraps) A veil of secrecy maintained about something, especially a new project: details of the police operation are being kept under wrapsMore example sentences
- A separate rate would be arranged for families wishing to hire canoes, although many of the details of the project remain under wraps.
- Because it did not have final approval, the project was kept under wraps.
- Just how seriously council is considering that option, or other financial decisions associated with the project, is being kept under wraps.
- 2 [usually in singular] • informal The end of a session of filming or recording: right, it’s a wrapMore example sentences
- I just finished a wrap last week on a movie called Bottoms Up, which is a romantic comedy.
- The director keyed his radio and announced that this segment was a wrap and that John and Shawn should get themselves to the set.
- As the testing draws to a close and the director calls a wrap on the shoot, I realise the Ferrari 355 Spyder hasn't been part of the proceedings at all.
- 3A sandwich in which the filling is rolled in a soft tortilla.More example sentences
- The Point Cafe also offers a variety of breakfast items, as well as soup, salads, sandwiches and wraps.
- Wholemeal, ciabatta, bagels, pitta bread or tortilla wraps will be a welcome change.
- But while the more adventurous opt for tortilla wraps and spicy fillings, just as many will plump for a basic cheese roll.
be wrapped up in
- Be so engrossed or absorbed in (something) that one does not notice other people or things.More example sentences
- She was wrapped up in more important problems then what Bull had to say about her.
- Elendil didn't notice the slight sarcasm because he was wrapped up in his jealousy of Hildor.
- I didn't really notice who was doing what though, too busy being wrapped up in my own world.
wrap up (also wrap someone up)
- Put on (or dress someone in) warm clothes: wrap up warm Tim was well wrapped up against the weatherMore example sentences
dress warmly, bundle up
- My father wrapped me up in his bathrobe and I got to sit up with my parents drink flat ginger ale and watch Johnny Carson.
- Jarlox himself just wore pantaloons, his golden skin seeming to glow a little bit in the sun while both Autumn and Sofi were wrapped up in their cloaks, content to hide from view.
- By this time, Neeley had given birth to the first girl and the officers wrapped her up in Karen's police jacket to keep her warm.
wrap something up
- Complete or conclude a discussion or agreement: they hope to wrap up negotiations within sixty daysMore example sentences
- They wrap it up with some fascinating conclusions and five answers to ‘what to do and how to do it.’
- ‘There has been a lot of interest in the property and we're hoping to wrap it up in the next week,’ he told the Western People.
- Menigo said it was hoped the case would be wrapped up by June 25.
- Win a game or competition: Australia wrapped up the series 4-0More example sentences
- The Robins pressed for an equaliser but the visitors wrapped the game up when Gavin Dickinson scored after a good break in the 67th minute.
- And they appeared to have wrapped the game up when Mark Dickinson touched down between the posts.
- Although honours in the end were evenly shared after a hard fought contest, one could not help feeling that Yorkshire could have wrapped the game up inside three days if they had adopted different tactics.
Middle English: of unknown origin.