verb (used with object), wrapped or wrapt, wrap·ping.
verb (used without object), wrapped or wrapt, wrap·ping.
- the completion of photography on a film or an individual scene.
- the termination of a working day during the shooting of a film.
- intensely absorbed in: wrapped up in one's work.
- involved in; bound up with: Peace is wrapped up in willingness to compromise.
Origin of wrap
verb wraps, wrapping or wrapped (mainly tr)
- the end of a working day during the filming of a motion picture or television programme
- the completion of filming of a motion picture or television programme
Word Origin for wrap
early 14c., wrappen, of uncertain etymology, perhaps via Scandinavian (cf. Danish dialectal vravle "to wind"), ultimately from PIE *werp- "to turn, wind" (cf. Greek rhaptein "to sew"), from root *wer- (3) "to turn, bend" (see versus). Related: Wrapped; wrapping.
late 15c., "fine cloth used as a cover or wrapping for bread," from wrap (v.). As a type of women's garment, recorded from 1827. Meaning "end of a filming session" is attested from 1974. Figurative phrase under wraps "in concealment" is recorded from 1939.
Concealed or secret, as in The design for the new plant is under wraps. This idiom frequently is put as keep under wraps, meaning “keep secret,” as in Let's keep this theory under wraps until we've tested it sufficiently. It alludes to covering something completely by wrapping it up. [1930s]
In addition to the idiom beginning with wrap
- wrap up
- twist (wrap) around one's finger
- under wraps