Definition of enwrap in English:


transitive verbtransitive verb enwraps, transitive verb enwrapping, transitive verb enwrapped

[with object]
  • 1Wrap; envelop.

    ‘the book jacket enwraps a plain blue paper binding’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Both these truths work to enwrap the book in an aura at once mysterious and almost unbreachable.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The otherness of ego enwraps each of us like a prison, but the magus takes all of earth as his body.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In this instance it is red, large and fleshy, and enwraps a small, useless fruit.’
    • ‘She shook her head as she hugged herself, enwrapping herself with her arms.’
    • ‘A few diatoms have minor amounts of precipitates on their surfaces whereas others are enwrapped by silicified filamentous microbes.’
    • ‘The wire enwrapped his entire body except for his face.’
    • ‘Amy ran to them and they enwrapped each other in a hug.’
    • ‘The highest good of each community and the highest good of the planet as a whole are enwrapped within each other.’
    • ‘Two embroidered black garters enwrapped her waistline with tanned shorts to match her top.’
    • ‘Without thinking he enwrapped Kimmy in a gentle hug before falling back to sleep once again.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And a familiar tactic is for the professionals to enwrap their judgments in numbers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He touched her, then very gradually, like a tide moving in, enwrapped her.’
    envelop, surround, swathe, enfold, cover, cover up, conceal, hide, secrete, camouflage, disguise, mask, screen, shield, cloak, blanket, shroud, enwrap, canopy, overlay
    1. 1.1Engross or absorb (someone)
      ‘they were enwrapped in conversation’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He seems to have become so enwrapped in the technical problems that he has lost sight of its inescapably political context.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Claire nodded, enwrapped in his words, quite astounded by some things.’
      • ‘She was so enwrapped in childhood memories that she didn't realize that someone was behind her.’
      • ‘The book was so entrancing, so enwrapping that she found herself barely noticing as the wheels of the plane finally touched solid ground.’
      • ‘The confession appeared to close a case that had enwrapped the full-time attention of the State Attorney and the Chicago Police Force.’
      • ‘She was thus the first among the long list of saints who preached medieval mysticism which later enwrapped the whole of India.’
      • ‘I was occupied with watching them, somewhat concerned and otherwise enwrapped with interest as to their mutual condition.’



/ənˈrap/ /ənˈræp/