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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theywrap round
he/she/itwraps round
present participlewrapping round
past tensewrapped round
past participlewrapped round

or wrap around

  1. wrap something round/around something to put something around something else

    Each cake has a bright red ribbon wrapped round it.

    He grabbed a towel to wrap round his waist.

    We see couples with their arms wrapped round each other.

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