Meaning of shrink-wrap in English:


Translate shrink-wrap into Spanish


[with object]
  • Package (an article) by enclosing it in clinging transparent plastic film that shrinks tightly on to it.

    ‘they carefully padded and shrink-wrapped the wood furniture’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the company shrink-wrapping luggage in plastic is doing a roaring trade.’
    • ‘Do I really need to point out the idiocy of shrink-wrapping our houses?’
    • ‘A small, field-deployable unit vacuum shrink-wraps the items and wraps them in a thin but high-tensile-strength Kevlar expendable harness.’
    • ‘A do-it-yourself shrink-wrapping system, made by Dr. Shrink, enables you to wrap your own boat with professional results.’
    • ‘A cliffhanger, in that we won't learn until next fall which member of the unit needs shrink-wrapping.’
    • ‘I'm talking about that single serving shrink-wrapped cheese that comes on hospital trays, about the size and shape of two pats of butter side by side, and containing roughly the same fat content.’
    • ‘A poll published today finds that bottle tops, jars, shrink-wrapped cheese and ring-pull cans presented the biggest difficulties for older people to open.’
    • ‘Not all breakthroughs, they stress, will catch on: there may be a limited market for that new American delicacy, shrink-wrapped slices of bread covered in peanut butter and jam.’
    • ‘For among all the junk food, shrink-wrapped pizza, microwave meals and mechanically recovered meat, I believe good, wholesome food is still to be found.’
    • ‘It was still in its original packaging and many of the bits and pieces that went with it were still shrink-wrapped (or should that be shrunk-wrapped).’
    • ‘You may spot shrink-wrapped packets of baby asparagus on the supermarket shelves and be tempted to use them, but they lack the full flavour of the standard sizes.’
    • ‘Because the separately shrink-wrapped copy of the two-disc set included in this box still had stickers on it for promotional offers that expired a year ago.’
    • ‘Ms. Gursky's collection arrived in mid-September packed in 25 boxes, shrink-wrapped on a pallet and weighing nearly 700 pounds.’
    • ‘The Italian translation of the North book turned up on Friday, a satisfying box of copies, shrink-wrapped like supermarket vegetables.’
    • ‘He was bounding towards us dragging a long box, still shrink-wrapped.’
    • ‘I spent a good amount of time just taking out game boxes and pawing through the contents, amazed to hold and look through games that didn't come shrink-wrapped and at personal expense.’
    • ‘Hay shipped from Ellensburg is compressed, shrink-wrapped and loaded into 40-foot shipping containers.’
    • ‘The idle marinas are dotted with scores of boats all shrink-wrapped and protected from the winter, but only for a couple of weeks more.’
    • ‘Ideally, you should see another seal on the outside of the container, shrink-wrapped to cover the entire cap.’
    • ‘Each of his bats arrives from Japan, shrink-wrapped to keep out moisture.’


mass noun
  • Clinging transparent plastic film used to enclose an article as packaging.

    ‘Using containers to move sustainment cargo provides significant benefits over alternatives such as breakbulk pallets, cargo nets, and plastic shrink-wrap.’
    • ‘He enclosed about 70 percent of the tube in shrink-wrap plastic.’
    • ‘In fact, it even described how the body was wrapped in some kind of shrink-wrap paper.’
    • ‘Records that had expanded, melted, contracted, and been squished by liquefying shrink-wrap were for sale and lined up on the cement floor.’
    • ‘They've obviously come from a distributor or a shop because they're still in shrink-wrap.’
    • ‘Today we were in one of several indistinguishable big-box office-supply stores, stocking up on shrink-wrap and telephones.’
    • ‘It was found in a used bin still in its shrink-wrap!’
    • ‘Michael Jackson and Madonna, the king and queen of pop, stared out from behind cellophane shrink-wrap.’
    • ‘Then, each fall, you'll use an Installation Kit and rolls of shrink-wrap sized for your boat (it is available in lengths for boats between 24 and 38 feet).’
    • ‘The reasons, Citrix said, were that the company was moving from shrink-wrap to licensing, but had discovered it took longer to close licensing sales, resulting in revenue coming in more slowly.’
    • ‘She watched as three more workers lent a hand and got the grand piano off of the platform dolly and removed the layers of bubble wrap and shrink-wrap.’
    • ‘Banding is cheaper because shrink-wrap machines not only take up a lot of space but they provide a lot of waste, too.’
    • ‘He was also trusted with the valuable shrink-wrap machine, a hefty responsibility for any man.’
    • ‘Any iPod buyer knows they come shrink-wrapped, so either the ants chewed through the plastic in the airport in Fiji, or got on board before the shrink-wrap came on, during manufacture in the Far East.’
    • ‘To neatly shrink-wrap stale material doesn't entitle one to label it fresh.’
    • ‘Here they give AV-whizzes Hexstatic almost 60 minutes in which to mutate musical history and, jeebus, the selections alone tantalize before the shrink-wrap is even off…’
    • ‘According to the sticker on the shrink-wrap of this CD, if you like AFI, the Used and Muse, you'll like The Black Maria.’
    • ‘When I opened the package it was nice to see a sticker on the shrink-wrap saying how the band has changed their name.’
    • ‘I was first attracted to this CD by the label on the shrink-wrap that declared the contents to be something like ‘Japanese-digi-hardcore-punk music.’’
    • ‘Remove plastic shrink-wraps from containers and properly dispose of them (glued-on paper labels can stay on the container).’