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wrap

wrap

 
 
pronunciation:
raep
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
wrapped up in, wrap up, keep under wraps
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: wrapped, wrapping, wraps
definition 1: to cover, encircle, or enfold with something.
He wrapped his neck with a scarf.
 
synonyms:
cover, enfold, envelop, swathe
similar words:
bandage, bind, clothe, encase, encircle, enshroud, fold, gather, girdle, mantle, muffle, roll, sheathe, sheet, shroud, surround, swaddle, twine, wind
definition 2: to cover with wrapping.
He wrapped the presents in colorful paper.
 
synonyms:
fold, package
antonyms:
unwrap
similar words:
bind, cover, envelop, gift-wrap, paper, sheet, swathe
definition 3: to use (one's hands or limbs, paper or other material, or the like) to encircle, cover, or enfold something.
I wrapped foil around the leftover food.He wrapped his arms around the tree trunk.
synonyms:
fold, twine
similar words:
circle, coil, envelop, swathe, throw, wind
definition 4: to clasp or embrace.
She wrapped the crying child in her arms.
synonyms:
clasp, embrace, enfold, hug
similar words:
envelop, fold, squeeze
definition 5: to conceal or envelop as if by wrapping.
The house was wrapped in darkness.
synonyms:
cloak, clothe, cover, envelop, shroud
similar words:
conceal, enclose, enshroud, mantle, muffle, sheathe, surround, swathe, veil
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to cover oneself with warm garments (usu. fol. by up).
synonyms:
bundle up
similar words:
dress
definition 2: to coil, circle, or turn.
The snake wrapped around its prey.
synonyms:
coil, wind
similar words:
bend, circle, curve, lap, twine, twist
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phrase: wrapped up in
phrase: wrap up
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: that which wraps or is used to wrap.
gift wrap
synonyms:
wrapper, wrappings
similar words:
bandage, cloak, clothing, coat, cover, covering, envelope, gift-wrap, jacket, mantle, paper, robe, shawl, sheathing
definition 2: (pl.) garments, blankets, or the like worn outdoors.
similar words:
blankets, clothes, clothing, garments, robe
definition 3: (informal) a now completed project, or the point at which a project is deemed complete and work on it can cease.
"That's a wrap," said the director.
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phrase: keep under wraps
Homophone Note
The words wrap and rap sound alike but have different meanings.
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  • wrapper:
    a piece of thin material used for wrapping.
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