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wrap

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
1

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.
2

wrap something ↔ up

informal to finish a job, meeting etc:
We're hoping to wrap up the negotiations this week.
3

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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