wrap up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb
present tense
I/you/we/theywrap up
he/she/itwraps up
present participlewrapping up
past tensewrapped up
past participlewrapped up
  1. 1
    [transitive] same as wrap

    We’ve just finished wrapping up Susie’s birthday present.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to wear enough clothes to keep you warm

    I could hear my mother telling me to wrap up warm.

    1. a.
      [transitive] to put warm clothes on a child

      Keep the baby well wrapped up in the early weeks.

  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] informal to finish something

    We ought to wrap up this meeting and get back to work.

  4. 4
    [transitive] informal to achieve something such as a victory or an agreement

    Negotiators are confident they can wrap up a deal soon.

  5. 5
    be wrapped up in something to spend so much time doing something or thinking about it that you do not notice anything else

    She’s so wrapped up in herself that she rarely calls me.

See also main entry: wrap