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nap



Pronunciation: (nap), [key]
v., napped, nap•ping,
n.


v.i.
1. to sleep for a short time; doze.
2. to be off one's guard: The question caught him napping.

v.t.
to sleep or doze through (a period of time, an activity, etc.) (usually fol. by away): I napped the afternoon away. He naps away most of his classes.

n.
a brief period of sleep, esp. one taken during daytime: Has the baby had her nap?

nap



Pronunciation: (nap), [key]
n., v., napped, nap•ping.


n.
1. the short fuzzy ends of fibers on the surface of cloth, drawn up in napping.
2. any downy coating, as on plants.

v.t.
to raise a nap on.

nap



Pronunciation: (nap), [key]
n.
napoleon (defs. 2, 3).

-nap




a combining form extracted from kidnap, with the general sense “abduct or steal in order to collect a ransom”: artnap; petnap; starnap.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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