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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNDER WRAPS

"Old Elisha, under wraps and fighting for his head," was his comment.

He didnt have, apparently, any legitimate excuse for keeping it under wraps that way, so everyone was suspicious.

Meanwhile we've got to keep it under wraps and quietly prevent anyone else from learning the same things independently.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR UNDER WRAPS

clandestine

adjectivesecret, sly
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