noun Date: 1951 1. a summarizing report 2. a concluding part ; finale

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  • wrap up — (something) to complete or stop doing something. The president will wrap up his visit to China on Thursday. It s late and I have to get home, so let s wrap it up and finish tomorrow. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of wrap something up ( …   New idioms dictionary

  • wrap-up — wrap′ up n. 1) a final report or summary: a wrap up of the evening news[/ex] 2) cvb the conclusion or final result: the wrap up of the election campaign[/ex] • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • wrap up — ► wrap up 1) put on or dress in warm clothes. 2) complete or conclude (a meeting or other process). 3) Brit. informal be quiet; stop talking. 4) (wrapped up) engrossed or absorbed to the exclusion of other things. Main Entry: ↑wrap …   English terms dictionary

  • wrap-up — [rap′up΄] adj. Informal 1. that wraps something up; concluding ☆ 2. that comes at the end and summarizes n. Informal ☆ 1. the concluding event, action, etc. in a sequence ☆ 2. a concluding, summarizing statement, report, etc …   English World dictionary

  • wrap-up — n AmE informal a short report that repeats the main points, for example of a news broadcast = ↑round up …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wrap up — well it s cold Syn: dress warmly, bundle up …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • wrap up — [v] finish bring to a close, close, complete, conclude, determine, end, halt, polish off, terminate, wind up; concept 234 Ant. begin, introduce, start …   New thesaurus

  • wrap-up — wrap ,up noun count AMERICAN a short summary at the end of something, especially a news program …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wrap up — phrasal verb Word forms wrap up : present tense I/you/we/they wrap up he/she/it wraps up present participle wrapping up past tense wrapped up past participle wrapped up 1) [transitive] same as wrap I We ve just finished wrapping up Susie s… …   English dictionary

  • wrap up — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you wrap up, you put warm clothes on. [V P adv/adj/prep] Markus has wrapped up warmly in a woolly hat... [V P adv/adj/prep] Kids just love being able to romp around in the fresh air without having to wrap up warm... [V P… …   English dictionary

  • wrap-up — /ˈræp ʌp/ (say rap up) noun Colloquial 1. a comprehensive report, with some analysis and evaluation: a detailed wrap up of the election. 2. an enthusiastic account: he gave the new product a good wrap up. Also, wrap. {def. 1 wrap + up; def. 2… …   Australian English dictionary

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