wrap ( wraps plural & 3rd person present) ( wrapping present participle) ( wrapped past tense & past participle )
1 verb When you wrap something, you fold paper or cloth tightly round it to cover it completely, for example in order to protect it or so that you can give it to someone as a present., (Antonym: unwrap)
Harry had carefully bought and wrapped presents for Mark to give them... V n
Mexican Indians used to wrap tough meat in leaves from the papaya tree. V n in n
Wrap up means the same as wrap., phrasal verb
Diana is taking the opportunity to wrap up the family presents. V P n (not pron), Also V n P
2 n-uncount Wrap is the material that something is wrapped in.
usu supp N
I tucked some plastic wrap around the sandwiches to keep them from getting stale., ...gift wrap.
3 verb When you wrap something such as a piece of paper or cloth round another thing, you put it around it.
She wrapped a handkerchief around her bleeding palm... V n around/over n
4 verb If someone wraps their arms, fingers, or legs around something, they put them firmly around it.
He wrapped his arms around her. V n around n
6 If you keep something under wraps, you keep it secret, often until you are ready to announce it at some time in the future.
under wraps phrase v-link PHR, PHR after v
The bids were submitted in May and were meant to have been kept under wraps until October... wrap up
1 phrasal verb If you wrap up , you put warm clothes on.
Markus has wrapped up warmly in a woolly hat... V P adv/adj/prep, Also V P
2 phrasal verb If you wrap up something such as a job or an agreement, you complete it in a satisfactory way.
NATO defense ministers wrap up their meeting in Brussels today... V P n (not pron)
Seeing Sticht was keeping him from his golf game, and he hoped they could wrap it up quickly. V n P