wrap

wrap [rap]
vt.
wrapped, wrapping [ME wrappen]
1.
a) to wind or fold (a covering) around something
b) to cover by this means
2. to envelop, surround, overspread, etc. or hide, conceal, veil, etc. as by enveloping [a town wrapped in fog]
3. to enclose and fasten in a wrapper of paper, etc. [a box wrapped for mailing]
4. to wind or fold [to wrap one's arms around someone]
5. Film to complete photographing (a film, scene, etc.)
vi.
1. to twine, extend, coil, etc.: usually with over, around, etc.
2. Film to complete the photographing of a film, scene, etc.
n.
1. an outer covering; esp.,
a) something worn by being wrapped around the body, as a shawl
b) [usually pl.] an outer garment, as an overcoat
c) a blanket
d) material used for wrapping things
2. [pl.] secrecy; censorship; concealment [plans kept under wraps]
3. a kind of sandwich consisting of a piece of flatbread wrapped around any of various fillings
4. Film the completion of the photographing of a film, a scene, etc.
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wrapped up in
1. devoted to; absorbed or engrossed in (work, etc.)
2. involved or implicated in
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wrap up
1. to enfold in a covering
2. to put on warm clothing
3. Informal
a) to bring to an end; make final; conclude; settle
b) to give a concluding, summarizing statement, report, etc.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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