gift wrap
transitive verb Date: 1936 to wrap (merchandise intended as a gift) decoratively

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  • gift wrap — Ⅰ. gift wrap UK US noun [C or U] MARKETING ► attractive paper that is used to wrap gifts: »At Hallmark, she first designed cards and later gift wrap, candles, and Christmas ornaments. »We carry a wide selection of boxes, gift wraps, and ribbon. Ⅱ …   Financial and business terms

  • gift-wrap — gift′ wrap or gift′wrap v. wrapped, wrap•ping, n. 1) to wrap (something) with decorative paper, etc., for presentation as a gift 2) the decorative paper, etc., with which to wrap a gift • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • gift-wrap — ˈgift wrap verb gift wrapped PTandPP gift wrapping PRESPART [transitive] if someone working in a shop gift wraps something you are buying, they wrap it in attractive coloured paper, so that you can give it to someone as a gift: • a gift wrapped… …   Financial and business terms

  • gift-wrap — also gift wrappast tense and past participle gift wrapped present participle gift wrapping v [T] to wrap a present with gift wrap, especially in a shop ▪ Would you like that gift wrapped, sir? …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gift-wrap — also gift wrappast tense and past participle gift wrapped present participle gift wrapping v [T] to wrap a present with gift wrap, especially in a shop ▪ Would you like that gift wrapped, sir? …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gift wrap — ► NOUN ▪ decorative paper for wrapping gifts. ► VERB (gift wrap) ▪ wrap (a gift) in decorative paper …   English terms dictionary

  • gift-wrap — [gift′rap΄] vt. gift wrapped, gift wrapping to wrap as a gift, with decorative paper, ribbon, etc …   English World dictionary

  • gift wrap — gift ,wrap noun uncount attractive colored paper that you use to wrap presents …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gift wrap — also gift .wrapping n [U] attractive coloured paper used for wrapping presents in …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gift wrap — also gift .wrapping n [U] attractive coloured paper used for wrapping presents in …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gift-wrap — verb wrap (a gift) attractively • Derivationally related forms: ↑gift wrapping • Hypernyms: ↑wrap, ↑wrap up • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * gift wrapper, n …   Useful english dictionary

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