shrink-wrap Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"shrink-wrap" in British English

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shrink-wrapnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈʃrɪŋk.ræp/
a ​thin, ​transparentplasticmaterial that ​tightlycovers the thing that it is ​wrapped around, used for ​protectinggoods when they are being ​transported or ​sold
verb [T] uk   us  
A lot of the ​freshfoodsold in ​supermarkets is shrink-wrapped.
(Definition of shrink-wrap from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shrink-wrap" in Business English

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shrink-wrapnoun [U]

uk   us   (also shrink-wrapping)
thintransparentplastic that is tightly ​wrapped around ​goods in ​order to ​protect them from ​damage: The ​retailer is ​askingvendors to use less shrink-wrap for ​shipping.

shrink-wrapverb [T]

uk   us   (-pp-)
to ​cover a ​product tightly in ​plastic in ​order to ​protect it from ​damage: The ​carton must be shrink-wrapped so it's ​easy to tell if it has been ​opened before ​purchase.
adjective [before noun]
a shrink-wrapped ​box/​package/​bundle
(Definition of shrink-wrap from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shrink-wrap”
in Chinese (Simplified) 收缩塑料薄膜…
in Chinese (Traditional) 收縮塑膠薄膜, 保鮮膜…
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