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wrap up

1. To wrap something, such as a gift. Don't forget to wrap up Dan's present before you go to the party.
2. To complete something, such as a task; to put the finishing touches on something. You go on ahead, I just need to wrap up some work before I head home. OK, everyone, let's wrap it up for tonight.
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wrap (one) up in cotton wool

To be overprotective of one; to coddle one. You need to let the little lad play in the dirt once in a while. If you keep wrapping him up in cotton wool, he'll grow up too soft.
See also: cotton, up, wool, wrap

wrap (oneself) in the flag

To use one's supposed patriotism as a justification for one's words or actions. He has refused to respond to the valid criticisms of this war. Instead he just warps himself in the flag and talks about "security."
See also: flag, wrap

wrap something up

to complete work on something; to bring something to an end. I will wrap the job up this morning. I'll call you when I finish. I can wrap up this little project in a week.
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wrap up

1. Bring to a conclusion, settle successfully, as in As soon as we wrap up this deal, we can go on vacation. [First half of 1900s]
2. Summarize, recapitulate, as in To wrap up, the professor went over the three main categories. [First half of the 1900s]
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wrap up

1. To cover, envelop, or encase something or someone, as by folding or coiling about: I wrapped the baby up in a blanket. The nurse wrapped up my ankle with a bandage.
2. To enclose something, especially in paper, and fasten it: We wrapped the birthday presents up. I wrapped up the sandwich and took it with me.
3. To put warm clothing on someone: My mother wrapped me up in a parka and snow pants. The nanny wrapped up the children and sent them to the park.
4. To bring something to a conclusion; settle something finally or successfully: The two executives met and wrapped up the deal. Let's wrap this meeting up before dinner.
5. To summarize something; recapitulate something: He wrapped the proposal up in the final paragraph. That statement wraps up our sentiments.
6. To come to a conclusion; finish: As soon as this project wraps up, I'm going on vacation.
7. wrap up in To immerse or absorb someone completely in something. Used chiefly in the passive: I tried to talk to her after the meeting, but she was wrapped up in a conversation.
8. wrap up in To involve someone in something. Used chiefly in the passive: We were shocked when we learned that our neighbors were wrapped up in criminal activities.
9. Sports To pin or tackle someone or something: The wrestler wrapped his opponent up. The lineman wrapped up the punter for a 15-yard loss.
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The installation of car wrapping takes significantly less time than a full body paint job.
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Arona has always been an arty, crafty sort of person and used to enjoy wrapping presents so much that in 1987 she wrote a book on the subject, Wrap it Up, which was printed in paperback and sufficiently successful to get her name noticed by retailers.
Wrapping big bale grass silage in green film this season will help to reduce losses and achieve a higher quality forage over bales wrapped in black film, North livestock farmers are discovering.
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