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nap1 / nap/ • v. (napped , nap·ping ) [intr.] sleep lightly or briefly, esp. during the day. • n. a short sleep, esp. during the day: excuse me, I'll just take a little nap. PHRASES: catch someone napping inf. (of a person, action, or event) find someone off guard and unprepared to respond: he caught the runner napping off second base and tagged him out. nap2 • n. [in sing.] the raised hairs, threads, or similar small projections on the surface of fabric or suede (used esp. with reference to the direction in which they naturally lie). DERIVATIVES: nap·less adj. nap3 • n. a card game resembling whist in which players declare the number of tricks they expect to take, up to five. nap4 • v. (napped , nap·ping ) [intr.] (of a horse) refuse, esp. habitually, to go on at the rider's instruction; jib. DERIVATIVES: nap·py / ˈnapē/ adj.

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nap3 †napoleon (20-franc piece); card-game in which the player who calls five is said to go nap, formerly go the Napoleon. XIX. Short for Napoleon, Christian name of certain French emperors, esp. Napoleon I (1769–1821), after whom the coin was named.

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nap2 surface of cloth raised and cut smooth. XV (noppe). — MLG., MDu. noppe, rel. to noppen trim by shearing the nap.

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nap1 take a short sleep. OE. hnappian, rel. to OHG. (h)naffezan slumber (MHG. nafzen), of unkn. orig.
Hence sb. XIII.

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napbap, cap, chap, clap, crap, dap, entrap, enwrap, flap, frap, gap, giftwrap, hap, Jap, knap, lap, Lapp, map, nap, nappe, pap, rap, sap, schappe, scrap, slap, snap, strap, tap, trap, wrap, yap, zap •stopgap • mayhap • mishap • madcap •blackcap • redcap • kneecap •handicap •nightcap, whitecap •snowcap, toecap •foolscap • hubcap • skullcap •dunce cap • handclap • dewlap •mudflap • thunderclap • burlap •bitmap • catnap • kidnap • Saranwrap •mantrap • claptrap • deathtrap •chinstrap • jockstrap • mousetrap •bootstrap • suntrap • firetrap •heeltap

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NAP (næp) National Association for the Paralysed

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