Definition of enwrap in US English:


verbenwraps, enwrapped, enwrapping

[with object]
  • 1Wrap; envelop.

    ‘the book jacket enwraps a plain blue paper binding’
    • ‘He touched her, then very gradually, like a tide moving in, enwrapped her.’
    • ‘In other words, photography is a transparent window on the world which readers then enwrap in a mesh of interpretations.’
    • ‘It also encodes a hidden image that seemingly enwraps Houdini in chains - an effect visible through the U.S. Postal Service's official Stamp Decoder.’
    • ‘The light of heaven enwraps them: their faces and their forms become harmonious to me with the harmony of the Universe.’
    • ‘She shook her head as she hugged herself, enwrapping herself with her arms.’
    • ‘And a familiar tactic is for the professionals to enwrap their judgments in numbers.’
    • ‘Amy ran to them and they enwrapped each other in a hug.’
    • ‘Instantly cooked, the white of the egg enwraps the yolk, restoring a shape like that of the unbroken shell.’
    • ‘The highest good of each community and the highest good of the planet as a whole are enwrapped within each other.’
    • ‘Two embroidered black garters enwrapped her waistline with tanned shorts to match her top.’
    • ‘Both these truths work to enwrap the book in an aura at once mysterious and almost unbreachable.’
    • ‘The wire enwrapped his entire body except for his face.’
    • ‘In this instance it is red, large and fleshy, and enwraps a small, useless fruit.’
    • ‘Indeed, he laments his genre's lack of status before the book even begins, on a narrative broadsheet-cum-book jacket that enwraps one of the lushest tributes to the graphic arts ever printed.’
    • ‘A predator would lunge or jump at a potential prey when the distance between them was about 5 cm, attempting to enwrap the prey in the walking legs.’
    • ‘The otherness of ego enwraps each of us like a prison, but the magus takes all of earth as his body.’
    • ‘Everywhere, whatever the script and however different the set looked, a sense of entrapment prevailed, like a thick, dark cloud enwrapping the stage and spreading to the auditorium.’
    • ‘Without thinking he enwrapped Kimmy in a gentle hug before falling back to sleep once again.’
    • ‘She uses the space between the projected image and the audience to enwrap the viewer in the naked emotion and unease of an event.’
    • ‘A few diatoms have minor amounts of precipitates on their surfaces whereas others are enwrapped by silicified filamentous microbes.’
    envelop, surround, swathe, enfold, cover, cover up, conceal, hide, secrete, camouflage, disguise, mask, screen, shield, cloak, blanket, shroud, canopy, overlay
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    1. 1.1 Engross or absorb (someone)
      ‘they were enwrapped in conversation’
      • ‘Claire nodded, enwrapped in his words, quite astounded by some things.’
      • ‘He seems to have become so enwrapped in the technical problems that he has lost sight of its inescapably political context.’
      • ‘When I saw him that afternoon so enwrapped in the music at St. James's Hall, I felt that an evil time might be coming upon those whom he had set himself to hunt down.’
      • ‘She was so enwrapped in childhood memories that she didn't realize that someone was behind her.’
      • ‘He fails to get the exercise his body needs and is so enwrapped in his world of cyber heroes and villains that he skips meals too.’
      • ‘She was thus the first among the long list of saints who preached medieval mysticism which later enwrapped the whole of India.’
      • ‘The confession appeared to close a case that had enwrapped the full-time attention of the State Attorney and the Chicago Police Force.’
      • ‘The book was so entrancing, so enwrapping that she found herself barely noticing as the wheels of the plane finally touched solid ground.’
      • ‘I was occupied with watching them, somewhat concerned and otherwise enwrapped with interest as to their mutual condition.’