wrap one's mind around

Definition of wrap one's mind around

US, informal
:to find a way to understand or accept (something)
  • I just couldn't wrap my mind around what had happened.

Word by Word Definitions

wrap play
  1. : to cover especially by winding or folding

  2. : to envelop and secure for transportation or storage : bundle

  3. : enfold, embrace

  1. : wrapper, wrapping

  2. : material used for wrapping

  3. : an article of clothing that may be wrapped around a person

  1. : wraparound

mind play
  1. : recollection, memory

  2. : the element or complex (see 1complex 1) of elements in an individual that feels, perceives, thinks, wills, and especially reasons

  3. : the conscious mental events and capabilities in an organism

  1. : remind

  2. : remember

  3. : to attend to closely

around play
  1. : in a circle or in circumference

  2. : in, along, or through a circuit

  3. : on all or various sides : in every or any direction

  1. : on all sides of

  2. : so as to encircle or enclose

  3. : so as to avoid or get past : on or to another side of

  1. : about

  2. : being in existence, evidence, or circulation


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