verb (used with object), wrapped or wrapt, wrapping.
to enclose in something wound or folded about (often followed by up):
She wrapped her head in a scarf.
to enclose and make fast (an article, bundle, etc.) within a covering of paper or the like (often followed by up):
He wrapped the package up in brown paper.
to wind, fold, or bind (something) about as a covering.
to protect with coverings, outer garments, etc. (usually followed by up).
to cover (fingernails) with a sheer silk or linen fabric, as to repair or strengthen them.
to surround, envelop, shroud, or hide.
to fold or roll up.
Movies, Television. to finish the filming of (a motion picture).
verb (used without object), wrapped or wrapt, wrapping.
to wrap oneself (usually followed by up).
to become wrapped, as about something; fold.
Movies, Television. to complete the filming of a motion picture:
We hope to wrap in time for Christmas.
something to be wrapped about the person, especially in addition to the usual indoor clothing, as a shawl, scarf, or sweater:
an evening wrap.
a beauty treatment in which a part or all of the body is covered with cream, lotion, herbs, or the like and then wrapped snugly with cloth.
a sheer silk or linen fabric glued to the fingernails to repair or strengthen them.
a piece of thin, flat bread wrapped around a filling and eaten as a sandwich.
the completion of photography on a film or an individual scene.
the termination of a working day during the shooting of a film.
wraparound in style:
a wrap skirt.
wrap up, to conclude; finish work on:
to wrap up a project.
under wraps, Informal. secret:
The army wants this research project kept under wraps.
wrapped up in,
intensely absorbed in:
wrapped up in one’s work.
involved in; bound up with:
Peace is wrapped up in willingness to compromise.
verb (mainly transitive) wraps, wrapping, wrapped
to fold or wind (paper, cloth, etc) around (a person or thing) so as to cover
(often foll by up) to fold paper, etc, around to fasten securely
to surround or conceal by surrounding
to enclose, immerse, or absorb: wrapped in sorrow
to fold, wind, or roll up
(intransitive; often foll by about, around, etc) to be or become wound or extended
to complete the filming of (a motion picture or television programme)
(often foll by up) (Austral, informal) Also called rap. to praise (someone)
a garment worn wrapped around the body, esp the shoulders, such as a shawl or cloak
short for wrapround (sense 5)
a type of sandwich consisting of a tortilla wrapped round a filling
(mainly US) wrapping or a wrapper
(Brit, slang) a small package of an illegal drug in powder form: a wrap of heroin
(Austral, informal) Also called rap. a commendation
the end of a working day during the filming of a motion picture or television programme
the completion of filming of a motion picture or television programme
keep under wraps, to keep secret
take the wraps off, to reveal
verb (used with object), rewrote, rewritten, rewriting. 1. to write in a different form or manner; revise: to rewrite the entire book. 2. to write again. 3. to write (news submitted by a reporter) for inclusion in a newspaper. noun 4. the news story rewritten. 5. something written in a different form or manner; revision: […]
noun, plural rewritemen. 1. a newspaper employee who writes articles from available information or who reworks the copy written by reporters.
[ree-rahyt-pur-suh n] /ˈri raɪtˌpɜr sən/ noun 1. rewriteman.
or rewriting rule Linguistics. 1. a phrase-structure rule in a generative grammar, shown as an instruction to replace or rewrite a single symbol, representing a syntactic structure, on the left with one or more symbols, representing the constituents of the structure, on the right, as in S → NP + VP, where S (sentence) is […]