[ gift-rap ]
/ ˈgɪftˌræp /
verb (used with object), gift-wrapped or gift-wrapt, gift-wrap·ping.
to wrap (something), as a package, with decorative paper, ribbon, etc., for presentation as a gift.
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Origin of gift-wrap
First recorded in 1935–40
OTHER WORDS FROM gift-wrapgift-wrapper, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gift-wrap
/ (ˈɡɪftˌræp) /
verb -wraps, -wrapping or -wrapped
to wrap (an article intended as a gift) attractively
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