Not to be outdone, Microsoft recently took the wraps off the first public test version of the latest edition of Internet Explorer, which is used by about 75 percent of all computer owners, according to Net Applications, a market share tracking firm. The finished version of Internet Explorer 8 could be released by the end of the year and is expected to have additional features.
verb [T] outdid, outdone
to be, or do something, better than someone else:
He always tries to outdo everybody else in the class.
verb [T] -pp-
1 to cover or enclose something with paper, cloth or other material:
She wrapped the present and tied it with ribbon.
Wrap the chicken in foil and cook it for two hours.
2 to cover someone with material in order to protect them:
She wrapped the baby in a blanket.
He wrapped a towel around his shoulders.
1 [C] (US ALSO wrapper) a loose piece of clothing which is worn tied around the body:
a towelling wrap
a beach wrap
2 [C] a long piece of cloth which a woman wears around her shoulders to keep her warm or for decoration:
a chiffon/silk wrap
3 [U] material which is used to cover or protect objects:
4 [C] a sandwich made with one piece of very thin bread which is folded around a filling
covered with paper or other material:
individually wrapped chocolates
1 a piece of paper, plastic or other material which covers and protects something:
a UK sweet/US candy wrapper
2 US FOR wrap (= loose piece of clothing)
noun [C or U]
paper or plastic which covers or protects something:
The new chairs were covered in protective plastic wrappings.