1 verb
wrap1 S3 past tense and past participle wrapped, present participle wrapping [transitive]
1 also wrap up to put paper or cloth over something to cover it
wrap 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 if you wrap your arms, legs, or fingers around something, you use them to hold it
wrap 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

phrasal verb

wrap something ↔ up

to put on warm clothes
wrap up warm/well
Make sure you wrap up warm - it's freezing.
be wrapped up in something
She was wrapped up in a thick winter coat.

wrap something ↔ up

informal to finish a job, meeting etc:
We're hoping to wrap up the negotiations this week.

be wrapped up in something

to give so much of your attention to something that you do not have time for anything else

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