rewrap

verb

re·​wrap (ˌ)rē-ˈrap How to pronounce rewrap (audio)
rewrapped; rewrapping

transitive verb

: to wrap (something or someone) again : to cover (something or someone) with new wrapping
rewrapped the leftovers in tinfoil
rewrapping a bandage
rewrapped herself in the blanket
And of course you remember the tale of the world's lone fruitcake—it just keeps getting rewrapped and given to someone else.Jackie Mills

Examples of rewrap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Untangling the problem of duplication in the fashion industry is like trying to rewrap skeins of yarn. Amy X. Wang Grant Cornett, New York Times, 4 May 2023 Unwrap, rewrap with a fresh towel, and repeat. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 5 July 2022 Check for pulse above and below bandage and rewrap if too tight. Apply direct pressure to the bite using a 4x4 gauze pad folded in half twice. Miles Blumhardt, USA TODAY, 17 July 2022 The Pit 17 puller will occasionally serve as the anchor when that person needs to rewrap the rope for gains. Freep.com, 8 Oct. 2021 If there is some resistance, rewrap the ribs and return to the oven for another 30 minutes, then test again. Jessica Battilana, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 May 2021 That included when Dhaliwal called for the Empire to rewrap around the map on Raid. Sean Collins, Dallas News, 9 Apr. 2021 If they’re chopped, just dispose of the herbs and rewrap the potatoes before placing them on the grate. Outside Online, 17 Nov. 2020

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'rewrap.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rewrap was in 1796

Dictionary Entries Near rewrap

Cite this Entry

“Rewrap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rewrap. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!