wrap Definition

  • 1cover or enclose (someone or something) in paper or soft material
  • 2fold (something) around an object
  • 3put a bandage or covering around (an injury or part of the body)

Using wrap: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "wrap" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She wrapped the gift in colorful paper.

  • Example

    He wrapped his arms around her.

  • Example

    The scarf was wrapped tightly around her neck.

  • Example

    The nurse wrapped the bandage around the wound.

wrap Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for wrap

Phrases with wrap

  • wrap up

    complete or finish something


    Let's wrap up this meeting and move on to the next agenda item.

  • wrap one's head around

    understand or comprehend something difficult or complex


    I just can't wrap my head around this math problem.

  • a celebration held at the end of filming a movie or TV show, where cast and crew members receive gifts and awards


    The wrap party for the movie was held at a fancy restaurant in Hollywood.

Origins of wrap

from Old English 'wræppan', meaning 'to wrap'


Summary: wrap in Brief

To 'wrap' [ræp] means to cover or enclose something with paper or soft material, or to fold something around an object. It also means to put a bandage or covering around an injury or part of the body. Phrases like 'wrap up' and 'wrap one's head around' denote completion and understanding, respectively.

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