When covering or protecting something, you can use the word "wrap."
Americans often use this word when describing gifts covered with paper:
We also use the word "wrap" for food or other things that need to be covered:
People wrap themselves when they get cold:
People also wrap parts of their body when they are injured or want to protect themselves from injury:
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This page was first published on October 10, 2012. It was updated on June 21, 2015.