American English

Definition of wrap noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] paper, plastic, etc. that is used for wrapping things in We stock a wide range of cards and gift wrap. Use bubble wrap (= a sheet of plastic full of small bubbles of air) to pack things which might get broken. see also plastic wrap, shrink-wrapped
  2. 2[singular] used when making a movie to say that filming has finished Cut! That's a wrap.
  3. 3[countable] a type of sandwich made with a cold tortilla rolled around meat or vegetables
  4. 4[countable] (old-fashioned) a piece of cloth that a woman wears around her shoulders for decoration or to keep warm
  5. Idioms
    under wraps (informal)
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    being kept secret until some time in the future Next year's collection is still being kept under wraps.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: wrap