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Definition of nap verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

nap

 verb
verb
NAmE//næp//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they nap
 
he / she / it naps
 
past simple napped
 
-ing form napping
 
 
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  • to sleep for a short time, especially during the day I tried to nap on the plane.
  • Idioms
    catch somebody napping
     
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    to get an advantage over someone by doing something when they are not expecting it and not ready for it
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: nap

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