From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwrapwrap1 /ræp/ ●●● S3 verb (wrapped, wrapping) [transitive] 1 COVER (also wrap up) to put paper or cloth over something to cover itwrap something in something The present was beautifully wrapped in gold paper.wrap something around somebody/something Ella wrapped a thick coat around her shoulders. He wrapped a bandage around my injured wrist. I’ve still got a few Christmas presents to wrap up.2 HOLDif you wrap your arms, legs, or fingers around something, you use them to hold itwrap something around somebody/something He wrapped his arms around her waist. → wrap somebody in cotton wool at cotton wool(2), → wrap somebody around your little finger at finger1(8) → wrap up→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpuswrap• Hank says our steps are wrapped around a phone pole two blocks down the beach.• Here she was, locked in a cupboard, and wrapped in a tablecloth.• So he presents his plan in fragments, and he wraps it in warm rhetoric aimed at pleasing moderate Democrats and independents.• Trent gathered it and wrapped it with ties to the boom before going forward to raise the storm jib.• And so, with her emotions wrapped up safely in a package of anger, Lisa proceeded to face the coming fortnight.• It is modern technology all wrapped up without the cable to trip over, and the restriction of power point locations.present ... wrapped• The presents were already wrapped and round the tree in the front room.• Like a present, all wrapped up.wrapwrap2 ●○○ noun 1 [countable]DCC a piece of thick cloth that a woman wears around her shoulders → shawl2 [uncountable]DF a type of thin clear plastic that is used to cover food SYN clingfilm3 → keep something under wraps4 → take the wraps off something5 [countable] a type of sandwich made with thin bread which is rolled around meat, vegetables etc6 [singular] the end of a day’s filming OK everybody, it’s a wrap!
Examples from the Corpuswrap• Steam pancakes briefly to reheat or wrap in plastic wrap and heat in microwave.• Put in the dough and cover with a damp towel or plastic wrap or place the bowl inside a plastic bag.• The women wore evening gowns and light summer wraps.• Skoda will pull the wraps off their Fabia saloon, the Octavia 4X4 hatchback and a mystery concept car.