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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 ?
Dolokhov, without answering, took the cloak, threw it over Matrena, and wrapped her up in it.
Then I took him and wrapped him up in my bundle of medicines, and outside of all I rolled a mat of plaited grass.
Dorothea in her young weariness had slept soon and fast: she was awakened by a sense of light, which seemed to her at first like a sudden vision of sunset after she had climbed a steep hill: she opened her eyes and saw her husband wrapped in his warm gown seating himself in the arm-chair near the fire-place where the embers were still glowing.
His wife--pregnant, thin and pale, with her head and shoulders wrapped in a shawl so that nothing of her face could be seen but her eyes--stood behind him in the vestibule to see him off.
Philippe, wrapped in a fur pelisse, to which he owed his preservation and his energy, began to run, striking his feet hard upon the frozen snow to keep them warm.
AN Object was walking along the King's highway wrapped in meditation and with little else on, when he suddenly found himself at the gates of a strange city.
As our charge was wrapped in his cloak, I purposely passed within a boat or two's length of the floating Custom House, and so out to catch the stream, alongside of two emigrant ships, and under the bows of a large transport with troops on the forecastle looking down at us.
And he went quickly to the abodes of the deathless gods, carrying the son wrapped in warm skins of mountain hares, and set him down beside Zeus and showed him to the rest of the gods.
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.
Here they found all the plains and valleys wrapped in one vast conflagration; which swept over the long grass in billows of flame, shot up every bush and tree, rose in great columns from the groves, and set up clouds of smoke that darkened the atmosphere.
On the floor beside her stood his old valise and a bandbox wrapped in newspapers.
Taking advantage of the forced wait De Vac undressed the Prince and clothed him in other garments, which had been wrapped in the bundle hidden beneath the thwart; a little red cotton tunic with hose to match, a black doublet and a tiny leather jerkin and leather cap.