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Wrap up   /ræp əp/   Listen
Wrap up

Arrange or fold as a cover or protection.  Synonym: wrap.  "Wrap the present"
Finish a task completely.  Synonyms: clear up, finish off, finish up, get through, mop up, polish off.
Form a cylinder by rolling.  Synonym: roll up.
Clothe, as if for protection from the elements.  Synonym: cover.

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"Wrap up" Quotes from Famous Books

... now be necessary to wrap up the bed with straw, pea-halm, or hay, about eighteen inches wide at the bottom, drawing it in gradually to a foot wide, within three inches of ...
— The art of promoting the growth of the cucumber and melon • Thomas Watkins

... when a man's soul revolts against the dispensations of Providence, and that is when he finds that his wife has been using his flannel trousers to wrap up ...
— Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions - Vol. I • Slason Thompson

... breakfasts. I have some men that I want to give an early start. They haven't time to come here. Wrap up the best breakfasts you can get together. Put in a jug of coffee and a jug of milk. I will call for the food inside of half an hour. Don't delay a minute ...
— The Circus Boys on the Plains • Edgar B. P. Darlington

... innocently in the marvelous delights of her new life. Georgie was driven over from the Mission by her husband, the next day, in Susan's honor, and carried the fat, loppy baby in for so brief a visit that it was felt hardly worth while to unwrap and wrap up again little Myra Estelle. Mrs. Lancaster had previously, with a burst of tears, informed Susan that Georgie was looking very badly, and that, nursing that heavy child, she should have been spared ...
— Saturday's Child • Kathleen Norris

... 9th I put only water and milk on my table, taking care to wrap up the bottles in white muslin and to tie down the stoppers. Then I rubbed my lips, my beard and my hands with pencil ...
— Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories • Edited by Julian Hawthorne

... like him at all, at all," she said, "but whin I came out and saw his portmanty all brass knobs, and took up his rug, whew! it was that soft and fine it would do to wrap up the Queen, I said to myself, 'this is a gintleman, Hannah; who knows but he's ...
— My New Curate • P.A. Sheehan

... life (SHE considered it double a real outer and an imaginary inner.) His strong conviction; the every-day language which he used in speaking of those truths which most people from a mistaken notion of reverence, wrap up in a sort of ecclesiastical phraseology; above all, the carrying out in his life of the idea of universal brotherhood, with so many a mere form of words all served to impress Erica very deeply. She knew him too well and loved him too truly to pause often, as it were, ...
— We Two • Edna Lyall

... naturally supposed to have been most severe. But she knew so little of lords and baronets that she entertained no notion of their general mischievousness, and was wholly unsuspicious of danger to her daughter from their machinations. Her cautions were confined to advising her to wrap up well when she came from the rooms at night, and to try to keep some account of the ...
— The World's Greatest Books, Vol. I • Various

... from Mrs. Durgin to help Cynthia open the dim rooms and cold corridors at the hotel to the sun and air. She promised him he should take his death, but he said he would wrap up warm, and when he came to join the girl in his overcoat and fur cap, he found Cynthia equipped with a woollen cloud tied around her head, and a little shawl ...
— Henry James, Jr. • William Dean Howells

... and said you were already gone; it had not yet struck four, so I thought she must be mistaken, but concluded it would be vain to call another day on the same errand. In one sense a note will do as well—it will wrap up the 20 francs, the price of the lessons I have received from you; and if it will not fully express the thanks I owe you in addition—if it will not bid you good-bye as I could wish to have done—if it will not tell you, as I long to do, how sorry I am that I shall ...
— The Professor • (AKA Charlotte Bronte) Currer Bell

... the morning. Mother will wrap up the neckties to- night, so that we -sha'n't know which ones we are sending away. We will leave the letters, with the packages, on the boys'. desks before school begins, and if they are not ashamed of themselves by the time they read them, ...
— A District Messenger Boy and a Necktie Party • James Otis

... me! I suppose you will go!" said Mrs. Carter. "But at least you must wrap up warm and take something in your pockets ...
— The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage • Charles G. D. Roberts

... tobacco in any form; he never used it in his whole life. He was vivacious, active, hard working at music and reasonably healthy in early youth, but not of a hardy organism. His mother and sisters constantly cautioned him to wrap up in cold or damp weather, and like an obedient son and good ...
— The World's Great Men of Music - Story-Lives of Master Musicians • Harriette Brower

... defects in this life, and make right all mistakes, also that He governs everything. Is it my present temperament, or is it truly the case that things go untowardly more in this land than anywhere else? You wrap up an article in paper, the paper is sure to tear, the string you least want to be broken is broken; every, every thing seems to go wrong. It may be my liver which makes me think this, but it has been the same with all travellers." ... "The mosquitoes are horrible ...
— General Gordon - A Christian Hero • Seton Churchill

Words linked to "Wrap up" :   gift-wrap, do up, clothe, roll, cere, enclothe, unfurl, finish, unwrap, cap off, polish off, garment, garb, change surface, complete, apparel, shrinkwrap, tog, fit out, parcel, habilitate, raiment, clear up, shroud, dress, cover, wrap

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