Meaning of “wrap” in the English Dictionary

"wrap" in British English

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wrapverb [ T ]

uk /ræp/ us /ræp/ -pp-

B1 to cover or surround something with paper, cloth, or other material:

She wrapped the present and tied it with ribbon.
Wrap the chicken in foil and cook it for two hours.

B2 to cover someone with a piece of material in order to protect them:

She wrapped the baby in a blanket.
He wrapped a towel around his shoulders.

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wrapnoun

uk /ræp/ us /ræp/

(Definition of “wrap” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wrap" in American English

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wrapverb [ T ]

us /ræp/ -pp-

to cover something or someone with paper, cloth, or other material:

She wrapped the present and tied it with a ribbon.
Wrap the chicken in foil and cook it for two hours.
If you wrap yourself in this blanket, you will stay warm.

If you wrap your fingers or arms around something, you hold it tightly:

She sat back in her chair and wrapped her arms around her knees.

wrapnoun [ C/U ]

us /ræp/

a piece of clothing that a person, esp. a woman, wears around the shoulders to keep warm or as a stylish addition to a suit, coat, etc.:

Wrap is material that is used to cover or protect something, such as food:

[ U ] Put some plastic wrap around the leftover meat.

(Definition of “wrap” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"wrap" in Business English

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wrapverb [ T ]

uk /ræp/ us -pp-

to put paper, cloth, or other material around something:

She wrapped the gift in tissue paper and a red bow.
wrap sth in sth I got the dealer to deliver the car wrapped in a ribbon.

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wrapnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ræp/ us

paper, cloth, or other material that is used to cover something:

The company decided to serve hamburgers in wraps made mainly of paper.
foil/plastic wrap
keep sth/be under wraps

informal to keep something secret or to be secret:

The firm kept its troubles under wraps.
take the wraps off sth

to make something that was secret known to other people or the public:

Apple took the wraps off the new model of the iMac yesterday.

(Definition of “wrap” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)