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

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 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 And catch our year-end wrap-up on the Leadership Next podcast here. Alan Murray, Fortune, 21 Dec. 2023 Check out all of Pitchfork’s 2023 wrap-up coverage here. Pitchfork, 14 Dec. 2023 Each week, The Enquirer will do an extensive wrap-up of the previous weekend's high school football action before previewing the upcoming games. Alex Harrison, The Enquirer, 8 Sep. 2023 The routing then takes him and the E Street Band through Canada and onto the west coast before its scheduled wrap-up in San Francisco Dec. 12. Chris Willman, Variety, 6 Sep. 2023
Finally, wrap up your content with authority by including a compelling call to action. Peter Boyd, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2024 Hines wrapped up the evening by urging folks to register with the We the People Party of California. Lorraine Ali, Los Angeles Times, 23 Feb. 2024 The carrier will be wrapping up a 4-month deployment that included a headline-grabbing moment in January when the ship and the carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, also based in San Diego, sailed in formation in the Philippine Sea with ships from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Feb. 2024 But Gómez’s goal ultimately wrapped up the victory for Miami, which next faces LA Galaxy in Carson, California on Sunday. George Ramsay, CNN, 22 Feb. 2024 Here’s who’s running Margaret Abe-Koga Abe-Koga, 53, is wrapping up her 16th year on the Mountain View City Council. Grace Hase, The Mercury News, 22 Feb. 2024 In November 2023, the Queen City side had just wrapped up its second year in MLS. Alex Zietlow, Charlotte Observer, 22 Feb. 2024 How exactly the motif spread to the broader world — and became wrapped up in the popular mythology of Hercules — remains unknown, Uehlinger said. Brendan Rascius, Miami Herald, 22 Feb. 2024 Four years after Slayer wrapped up their farewell tour — and two weeks after guitarist Kerry King said a reunion was unlikely — the thrash metal legends will return this fall for a couple of headlining festival gigs. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 21 Feb. 2024 See More

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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 28 Feb. 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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