Green’s Dictionary of Slang

wrap v.

1. of a man, to have sexual intercourse.

[UK]Canting Academy, or the Pedlar’s-French Dict. n.p.: To wrap or yard To lie with a Woman.

2. see wrap (it) up

3. see wrap (up) v.

SE in slang uses

In compounds

wrap-rascal (n.) [despite SE origin, not necessarily worn by criminals]

1. a loose overcoat or greatcoat, worn mainly in the 18C.

[UK]J. Gay Trivia (1730) 8: That garment best the winter’s rage defends / [...] / By* various names in various counties know [note] * A Joseph, a Wrap-Rascal, &c.
London Eve. Post n.p.: Some of them had that loose kind of great-coats on, which I have heard called wrap-rascals.
[UK]Adventurer 101: Some of them had those loose kind of great-coats on, which I have heard called wrap-rascals [F&H].
[UK]G. Smeeton Doings in London 52: Some of them had that loose kind of great-coats on, which I heard called wrap-rascals.
[UK] ‘The Devil and Johnny Dixon’ in Bentley’s Misc. Mar. 254: Come, Tom [...] on with your wrap-rascal.
[UK]R.S. Surtees Handley Cross (1854) 42: He proceeds to divest himself of his elegant ‘wraprascal’.
[UK]G.J. Whyte-Melville Digby Grand (1890) 281: Cram on a wrap-rascal and a shawl ‘choaker.’.
[Aus]Bell’s Life in Sydney 1 Aug. 3/3: He was indignant that his favorite ‘upper Benjamin’ should have been converted into a ‘wrap rascal’ .
[UK]G.A. Sala Gaslight and Daylight 59: We have [...] Pilot wrappers, Wrap-rascals, Bisuniques, and a host of other garments, more or less answering the purpose of an over-coat.
[UK]Thackeray Roundabout Papers xviii n.p.: There is the cozy wrap-rascal, self-indulgence, how easy it is [F&H].
[UK]G.A. Sala in Living London (1883) Mar. 73: A delicious ‘Upper Benjamin’ – a most elegant ‘wrap rascal!’.
[UK]R. Whiteing No. 5 John Street 246: The humble individual in slouched felt and threadbare wrap-rascal.

2. a red great-coat.

[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue ms. additions n.p.: Wrap Rascal. A Red Cloak, called also a Roquelaire.
[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue (2nd, 3rd edn) n.p.:
[UK]Lex. Balatronicum.
[UK]Egan Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.

In phrases

wrap around (v.) (also wrap round, wrap up)

(orig. US) to crash one’s car.

[US]M. Spillane Long Wait (1954) 112: He wrapped his car up.
[US]S. Sullivan Shortest, Gladdest Years (1963) 149: It wrapped itself around a tree near Conn College [...] He emerged without injuries and hitchhiked home.
[US](con. 1951) McAleer & Dickson Unit Pride (1981) 14: We’d probably get it fallin’ off the curb or wrappin’ a jalopy round a telephone pole.
wrap (it) up (v.) (also wrap)

1. to bring to an end, to conclude, to stop doing something; esp. as imper. wrap it up!, stop!

[US]R. Chandler ‘The King in Yellow’ in Spanish Blood (1946) 49: ‘Wrap it up!’ he snapped. ‘Can it. Put it on ice. Take it away and bury it. The show’s out. Scram, now — scram!’.
[US]W.R. Burnett Asphalt Jungle in Four Novels (1984) 281: You can tell him tomorrow that the case is wrapped up.
[UK]J. Osborne Look Back in Anger Act I: Wrap it up, will you? Stop ringing those bells!
[UK]W. Hall Long and the Short and the Tall Act I: Wrap up, boy!
[UK]A.E. Farrell Vengeance 86: So long, partner. You c’n wrap up our partnership for yourself.
[Aus]A. Buzo The Roy Murphy Show (1973) 129: That just about wraps up our Rugby League segment for today.
[US]J. Wambaugh Glitter Dome (1982) 309: Here we are, big-shot detectives, wrapping up the year’s hottest homicide.
[US]C. Stroud Close Pursuit (1988) 135: Soon as we wrap here, me and Frank’ll bop over and bag ’em.
[US]D. Hecht Skull Session 449: Time to wrap this fucker up.
[UK]Indep. on Sun. Rev. 25 July 7: Given only a few minutes to wrap things up.
[Ire]P. Howard Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightdress 57: Sorry, Ross, under orders to wrap it up this end.

2. (N.Z./US Und.) to win.

[US]Goldin et al. DAUL 239/2: Wrap up. [...] 4. To win domination over; to control.
[NZ]G. Slatter Gun in My Hand 61: Wairarapa will wrap it up!
wrap oneself around (v.) (also get around, wrap one’s teeth around)

(orig. US) to eat and drink; often as imper. wrap yourself around that.

[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 28 Feb. 13/4: That furnishes us with a key to the Lara-like gloom which overshadows the proprietor of a free-lunch bar, when a Knuze scribe cheerily remarks, ‘put that glass o’ rum down to me,’ and then proceeds to wrap himself round the corned-beef sandwiches.
[US]T.A. Dorgan Silk Hat Harry’s Divorce Suit 14 July [synd. cartoon strip] Wrap yourself around the pie.
[US]M. West Sex (1997) I ii: Wrap yourself around this. Atta girl.
[US]C.G. Booth ‘Stag Party’ in Penzler Pulp Fiction (2006) 117: Wrap yourself around that food and I’ll give you a bell tonight.
[US]W. Guthrie Bound for Glory (1969) 298: I was wrapping myself around a big chicken dinner.
[Aus]D. Niland Big Smoke 219: I haven’t eaten yet. Feel like wrapping yourself around something, for company’s sake?
[Aus]G. Wyatt Saltwater Saints 28: Let’s get inside and wrap ourselves around these. I could eat the meat off a horse.
[US]S. Stallone Paradise Alley (1978) 73: ‘Where’s Lenny’ [...] ‘Wrappin’ his teeth around some lunch.’.
[UK]L. Mantell Murder and Chips 92: Get yourself around that steak and stop talking shop.