Definition of wrap up in English:

wrap up

phrasal verb

  • 1Put on (or dress someone in) warm clothes:

    ‘wrap up warm’
    ‘Tim was well wrapped up against the weather’
    • ‘Jarlox himself just wore pantaloons, his golden skin seeming to glow a little bit in the sun while both Autumn and Sofi were wrapped up in their cloaks, content to hide from view.’
    • ‘My father wrapped me up in his bathrobe and I got to sit up with my parents drink flat ginger ale and watch Johnny Carson.’
    • ‘She was shaking even though she was wrapped up in a thick long coat in the middle of summer.’
    • ‘The baby was born in a matter of minutes and I wrapped her up in a coat that was in the car and gave her straight to her mum.’
    • ‘They wrapped her up again in the blanket, underneath the gown, and she looked like a little angel.’
    • ‘I was wrapped up in my big coat, my lovely new thick scarf around my neck, beanie on my head and my hood pulled over it.’
    • ‘By this time, Neeley had given birth to the first girl and the officers wrapped her up in Karen's police jacket to keep her warm.’
    • ‘Ms Robinson is wrapped up in a duvet and wears an overcoat, an all-enveloping shawl and mittens on her presumably chilled fingers.’
    • ‘When she had finished wrapping Gwin up in scarf and coat, she immediately disappeared back to the observatory to gather his own outside items.’
    • ‘We wrapped him up with thermal blankets because he didn't know how long he'd been in the water and there was a danger of hypothermia.’
    dress warmly, wear warm clothes, put on more clothes, muffle up
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  • 2British also wrap it upinformal [in imperative] Be quiet; stop talking or making a noise.

    be quiet, quieten down, be silent, fall silent, stop talking, hold one's tongue, keep one's lips sealed
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