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v. wrapped or wrapt (răpt), wrap·ping, wraps
1. To arrange or fold (something) about as cover or protection: She wrapped her fur coat closely about herself.
2. To cover, envelop, or encase, as by folding or coiling something about: wrapped my head in a scarf.
3. To enclose, especially in paper, and fasten: wrap a package; wrapped up the peelings.
4. To clasp, fold, or coil about something: She wrapped her arms about his neck.
5. To move (text that will not fit on a line) automatically to the following line.
6. To envelop and obscure: Fog wrapped the city.
7. To surround or involve in a specified quality or atmosphere: The plan was wrapped in secrecy.
8. To engross: She was wrapped in thought.
1. To coil or twist about or around something: The flag wrapped around the pole.
2. To be moved automatically to the following line upon reaching a margin. Used of text.
3. To put on warm clothing. Usually used with up.
4. To conclude filming: The movie is scheduled to wrap next week.
1. A garment to be wrapped or folded about a person, especially an outer garment such as a robe, cloak, shawl, or coat.
2. A blanket.
3. A wrapping or wrapper.
4. A flatbread, such as a tortilla or lavash, rolled around a filling. Also called roll-up.
5. The completion of filming on a movie.
Phrasal Verb:
wrap up
1. To bring to a conclusion; settle finally or successfully: wrap up a business deal.
2. To summarize; recapitulate.
under wraps Informal
Secret or concealed: "The news was kept under wraps for the three-day weekend" (Boston Globe).
wrapped up in
1. Completely immersed or absorbed in: She is wrapped up in her studies.
2. Involved in: They were wrapped up in criminal activities.

[Middle English wrappen; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]


the past tense and past participle of wrap
1. informal Austral and NZ a variant spelling of rapt2
2. wrapped up informal
a. completely absorbed or engrossed in
b. implicated or involved in
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wrapped - covered with or as if with clothes or a wrap or cloakwrapped - covered with or as if with clothes or a wrap or cloak; "leaf-clothed trees"; "fog-cloaked meadows"; "a beam draped with cobwebs"; "cloud-wrapped peaks"
covered - overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form; "women with covered faces"; "covered wagons"; "a covered balcony"
2.wrapped - giving or marked by complete attention to; "that engrossed look or rapt delight"; "then wrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought"
attentive - (often followed by `to') giving care or attention; "attentive to details"; "the nurse was attentive to her patient"; "an attentive suitor"
3.wrapped - enclosed securely in a covering of paper or the like; "gaily wrapped gifts"
unwrapped - not yet wrapped or having the wrapping removed; "she faced a mountainous pile of presents still unwrapped"; "the floor around the tree was littered with gifts already unwrapped"
References in classic literature ?
answered a husky voice from above, and, running up, Meg found her sister eating apples and crying over the Heir of Redclyffe, wrapped up in a comforter on an old three-legged sofa by the sunny window.
That oiled silk in which it was wrapped might have appealed to the taste of a rat or a snake.
I piled straw and buffalo robes into the box, and took two hot bricks wrapped in old blankets.
A piece of red flannel was wrapped around Mademoiselle's throat; a stiff neck compelled her to hold her head on one side.
At the distance of a few leagues, the bed of the water became lost among mountains, or was wrapped in the masses of vapor that came slowly rolling along their bosom, before a light morning air.
At last I must have fallen into a troubled nightmare of a doze; and slowly waking from it --half steeped in dreams --I opened my eyes, and the before sun-lit room was now wrapped in outer darkness.
At last I reached my own box, and had some corn; and after Robert had wrapped up my knees in wet cloths, he tied up my foot in a bran poultice, to draw out the heat and cleanse it before the horse-doctor saw it in the morning, and I managed to get myself down on the straw, and slept in spite of the pain.
The first morning they set out two hours before dawn, Ona wrapped all in blankets and tossed upon his shoulder like a sack of meal, and the little boy, bundled nearly out of sight, hanging by his coat-tails.
It was a sparkling, frosty, starlight night, and the mother wrapped the shawl close round her child, as, perfectly quiet with vague terror, he clung round her neck.
Fully clothed, and wrapped in blankets, and huddled ourselves up, by the window, with lighted pipes, and fell into chat, while we waited in exceeding comfort to see how an Alpine sunrise was going to look by candlelight.
The Spaniard was wrapped in a serape; he had bushy white whiskers; long white hair flowed from under his sombrero, and he wore green goggles.
Rebecca never stopped long to think, more 's the pity, so she put on her oldest dress and hat and jacket, then wrapped her nightdress, comb, and toothbrush in a bundle and dropped it softly out of the window.