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wrap

  

      vb   , wraps, wrapping, wrapped   mainly tr  
1    to fold or wind (paper, cloth, etc.) around (a person or thing) so as to cover  
2    often foll by: up   to fold paper, etc., around to fasten securely  
3    to surround or conceal by surrounding  
4    to enclose, immerse, or absorb  
wrapped in sorrow     
5    to fold, wind, or roll up  
6    intr; often foll by: about, around, etc.   to be or become wound or extended  
7    to complete the filming of (a motion picture or television programme)  
8    often foll by: up     (Also)    rap     (Austral)  
informal   to praise (someone)  
      n  
9    a garment worn wrapped around the body, esp. the shoulders, such as a shawl or cloak  
10       short for       wrapround       5  
11      (Chiefly U.S.)   wrapping or a wrapper  
12      (Also called)    rap     (Austral)  
informal   a commendation  
13   
a    the end of a working day during the filming of a motion picture or television programme  
b    the completion of filming of a motion picture or television programme  
14    keep under wraps   to keep secret  
15    take the wraps off   to reveal  
     (C14: origin unknown)  


bubble wrap  
      n   a type of polythene wrapping containing many small air pockets, used as a protective covering when transporting breakable goods  
shrink-wrap  
      vb   , -wraps, -wrapping, -wrapped   tr   to package (a product) in a flexible plastic wrapping designed to shrink about its contours to protect and seal it  
wrap up  
      vb   adv  
1    tr   to fold paper around  
2    to put warm clothes on  
3    usually imperative  
Slang   to be silent  
4    tr  
Informal  
a    to settle the final details of  
b    to make a summary of  
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exp.
something is easy to do
exp.
it's ready!
or "dinner's ready!"; "lunch is ready!"; "breakfast's ready!"
n.
means a liquid is not clear: this tea's got bits in it, I don't like yogurt with bits in it
assez proche de l'idée de 'il y a à boire et à manger'
exp.
Used to express that it is impossible to decide between two options because they're equal
English expression
n.
it's a unintended call which happens when the keys are not blocked in one's pocket
n.
management by walking/wandering around; it's a form of management based on frequent informal visits to the subordinates'work area and direct interaction with them
[Bus.]
n.
"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).
exp.
When something is 'in the air', it means something exciting or significant is taking place or about to happen. Ex.: Spring is in the air - it's time for change!
exp.
neighborhood considered dangerous, where it's not recommended to go, especially as an outsider
exp.
it's said when someone has done things in the wrong order
exp.
it's said for determining someone to calm down, be patient, control his/her reactions
exp.
virtual electronic assets, value or obligations bequeathed to a person after its former owner's death
[Tech.];[US];[Internet] value or obligations in cyberspace transitable upon the death of an individual
exp.
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
id.
damn it!
Rats! I will be late to the meeting.
exp.
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
n.
new trend in computing to take into account the environmental aspect when designing IT systems.
exp.
"to be up for it" means to be willing to participate
she's really up for it: elle est partante
exp.
it occurred to me, I suddenly thought of it, I had an idea all of a sudden
E.g: I wondered all day long how to solve this problem and it suddenly hit me...I had to talk to Marry.
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to say what is on their mind, what is bothering them
exp.
consider that two parties don't owe anything to each other
v.
avoid or at least minimize risks ; choose the safest way in case of doubt
to be on the safe side ; play safe
exp.
ça craint! ; c'est nul!
[Arg.];[Slang]
exp.
it sounds interesting or attractive
exp.
what's up
sms like writing, incorrect form in English
o.
could refer to a very weak cup of tea/pint of beer
n.
(in an auction, negotiation or other business competition) the situation in which the winning party has overrated the pursued object
[Bus.]
n.
a mess, a failure
[Slang];[UK] it comes from the cooking domain where the phrase described a dish that was not tasty enough and therefore thrown away to dogs
exp.
I can't understand it, I can't believe it, I can't accept it
exp.
phrase meant to emphasize the speaker's self-assurance
syn.: you can bet on it; trust me; you can count on it; I'm telling you...

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