To be wrapped up in

To be wrapped up in
Wrap Wrap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wrapped}or {Wrapt}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wrapping}.] [OE. wrappen, probably akin to E. warp. [root]144. Cf. {Warp}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To wind or fold together; to arrange in folds. [1913 Webster]

Then cometh Simon Peter, . . . and seeth . . . the napkin that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. --John xx. 6, 7. [1913 Webster]

Like one that wraps the drapery of his couch About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams. --Bryant. [1913 Webster]

2. To cover by winding or folding; to envelop completely; to involve; to infold; -- often with up. [1913 Webster]

I . . . wrapt in mist Of midnight vapor, glide obscure. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To conceal by enveloping or infolding; to hide; hence, to involve, as an effect or consequence; to be followed by. [1913 Webster]

Wise poets that wrap truth in tales. --Carew. [1913 Webster]

{To be wrapped up in}, to be wholly engrossed in; to be entirely dependent on; to be covered with. [1913 Webster]

Leontine's young wife, in whom all his happiness was wrapped up, died in a few days after the death of her daughter. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Things reflected on in gross and transiently . . . are thought to be wrapped up in impenetrable obscurity. --Locke. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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