WRAP in sign language

Some of the signs for "wrap" in American Sign Language (ASL) may be words, inflections, and/or classifiers.

ASL signs for "wrap"

Meaning: to cover or enclose (someone or something) in paper, cloth, or other soft material.

This WRAP signword can be inflected in many ways, depending on what nouns or objects are.

Beyond basics

Here is a few examples that use classifiers and inflections.

Wrap around one's head in a scarf, for example.

Meaning: A line of text automatically "wraps" to the next line when it gets to the end of a page or text field.

There may be various ways of signing to express this concept.


Related signs: COVER, FOLD, SWATHE.

Opposite: UNWRAP, UNDO.

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