Definition of enwrap in English:



  • 1 Wrap; envelop.

    ‘the book jacket enwraps a plain blue paper binding’
    • ‘Without thinking he enwrapped Kimmy in a gentle hug before falling back to sleep once again.’
    • ‘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 highest good of each community and the highest good of the planet as a whole are enwrapped within each other.’
    • ‘A few diatoms have minor amounts of precipitates on their surfaces whereas others are enwrapped by silicified filamentous microbes.’
    • ‘Two embroidered black garters enwrapped her waistline with tanned shorts to match her top.’
    • ‘He touched her, then very gradually, like a tide moving in, enwrapped her.’
    • ‘And a familiar tactic is for the professionals to enwrap their judgments in numbers.’
    • ‘The light of heaven enwraps them: their faces and their forms become harmonious to me with the harmony of the Universe.’
    • ‘Instantly cooked, the white of the egg enwraps the yolk, restoring a shape like that of the unbroken shell.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In other words, photography is a transparent window on the world which readers then enwrap in a mesh of interpretations.’
    • ‘She uses the space between the projected image and the audience to enwrap the viewer in the naked emotion and unease of an event.’
    • ‘She shook her head as she hugged herself, enwrapping herself with her arms.’
    • ‘Both these truths work to enwrap the book in an aura at once mysterious and almost unbreachable.’
    • ‘In this instance it is red, large and fleshy, and enwraps a small, useless fruit.’
    • ‘The otherness of ego enwraps each of us like a prison, but the magus takes all of earth as his body.’
    • ‘Amy ran to them and they enwrapped each other in a hug.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 wire enwrapped his entire body except for his face.’
    1. 1.1 Engross or absorb (someone)
      ‘they were enwrapped in conversation’
      • ‘The book was so entrancing, so enwrapping that she found herself barely noticing as the wheels of the plane finally touched solid ground.’
      • ‘He seems to have become so enwrapped in the technical problems that he has lost sight of its inescapably political context.’
      • ‘I was occupied with watching them, somewhat concerned and otherwise enwrapped with interest as to their mutual condition.’
      • ‘Claire nodded, enwrapped in his words, quite astounded by some things.’
      • ‘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 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.’
      • ‘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 so enwrapped in childhood memories that she didn't realize that someone was behind her.’