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wrap

wrap

 
 
pronunciation:
raep
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
wrapped up in, wrap up, keep under wraps
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part of speech: verb
inflections: wrapped, wrapping, wraps
definition 1: to cover by circling or folding something around.
She wrapped a bandage around her leg.
 
synonyms:
cover, envelop
similar words:
bandage, bind, clothe, encircle, fold, muffle, roll, surround, wind
definition 2: to cover with paper or some other material.
He wrapped the presents in colorful paper.
 
synonyms:
fold, package
similar words:
bind, cover, envelop, paper
definition 3: to hide or cover as if by wrapping.
The house was wrapped in darkness.
synonyms:
cloak, cover, envelop
similar words:
conceal, enclose, muffle, surround, veil
definition 4: to wind, circle, or turn.
The snake wrapped around the branch.
synonyms:
wind
similar words:
bend, circle, curve, twine, twist
phrase: wrapped up in
phrase: wrap up
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: that which wraps or is used to wrap.
I chose red and green gift wrap for my Christmas presents.
synonyms:
wrapper, wrappings
similar words:
bandage, cloak, clothing, coat, cover, covering, envelope, jacket, mantle, paper, robe, shawl
definition 2: (plural) clothing, blankets, or some other covering worn outdoors.
The women wore fur wraps against the icy weather.
similar words:
blankets, clothes, clothing, garments
phrase: keep under wraps
Homophone Note
The words wrap and rap sound alike but have different meanings.
Word Builder: wrap +
  • wrapper:
    a piece of thin material used for wrapping.
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