1 of 2


: a summarizing report
: a concluding part : finale

wrap up

2 of 2


wrapped up; wrapping up; wraps up

transitive verb

: to bring to a usually successful conclusion
: cinch, sew up
has the nomination wrapped up

Examples of wrap-up in a Sentence

Noun a postelection wrap-up of the campaign's high points and many low points the opening of the museum's modern art wing marks the wrap-up of its decade-long expansion plan Verb a grand parade will wrap up the weeklong celebration a reporter wrapped up the mayor's speech in a few sentences
Recent Examples on the Web
The Legislature is set to reconvene for a wrap-up session on Thursday, though floor action won’t begin until Friday. Jonathan Shorman, Kansas City Star, 24 Apr. 2024 Last year’s announcement of the Garden residency wrap-up came just weeks after reports that Joel was putting his 26-acre waterfront property on Long Island up for sale for $49 million. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Apr. 2024 Seven billion were linked to Irma alone, the agency reported in a wrap-up of the storm released Monday. Jenny Staletovich, Miami Herald, 5 Apr. 2024 That is unlikely to happen before the elections, as MEPs rush to wrap-up unfinished legislation and prepare their campaigns. Morgan Meaker, WIRED, 28 Feb. 2024 The next stop is Tokyo's National Stadium on Wednesday against Vissel Kobe, and a wrap-up match on Feb. 16 in Florida against Newell’s Old Boys — Messi’s boyhood club in Argentina, and the club that might be his final destination before retiring. Stephen Wade, USA TODAY, 5 Feb. 2024 The Scorers Table will be live this week to wrap-up each round. Brian Haenchen, The Indianapolis Star, 30 Jan. 2024 TaxSlayer gives you a great wrap-up of your return. PCMAG, 5 Feb. 2024 Brittany’s wrap-up includes a measure in Maine to expand the reach of the new prices that Medicare will negotiate for prescription drugs, and seven states that could renew their efforts to create prescription drug affordability boards. Rachel Cohrs Reprints, STAT, 2 Jan. 2024
The 50th Annual Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) wrapped up on Sunday and announced the winners of the 2024 Golden Space Needle Audience and Juried Competition Awards. Lexi Carson, Variety, 19 May 2024 Voting wrapped up Friday morning and the unofficial tally — 2,642 against to 2,045 in favor — was released in the afternoon by the National Labor Relations Board. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, 18 May 2024 In late June, around the time the U.S. Supreme Court wraps up its current term, Justice Sonia Sotomayor will turn 70. David Lauter, Los Angeles Times, 18 May 2024 Earlier this month, Foster wrapped up her run as Mrs. Lovett in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street opposite Aaron Tveit. Dave Quinn, Peoplemag, 17 May 2024 The cultural impulse there is interesting: Some men, whose identities and adrenaline-cycles were wrapped up in having served as soldiers, began to chafe against their comfortable civilian roles in the suburban middle class. Allen Farmelo, Robb Report, 16 May 2024 The limited series Mary & George, starring Julianne Moore and Nicholas Galitzine wraps up its run, and So Help Me Todd comes to an end after just two seasons. Gerrad Hall, EW.com, 13 May 2024 The tour wraps up Sept 29 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, but there’s been talk of overseas dates next year. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 10 May 2024 The latest annual executive pay disclosure season, which is now wrapped up, is unlikely to change the views of critics like Warren. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 May 2024

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Word History

First Known Use


1951, in the meaning defined at sense 1


circa 1568, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of wrap-up was circa 1568

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Cite this Entry

“Wrap-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wrap-up. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 noun
: a summarizing report

wrap up

2 of 2 verb
: to bring to a conclusion
quickly wrapped up the meeting
: to guarantee the success of : cinch
wrapped up the nomination
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