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nap

Definitions


[nap], (Verb)

Definitions:
- sleep lightly or briefly, especially during the day
(e.g: she took to napping on the beach in the afternoons)


Phrases:
- catch someone napping

Origin:
Old English hnappian, probably of Germanic origin


[nap], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a short sleep, especially during the day
(e.g: excuse me, I'll just take a little nap)


Phrases:
- catch someone napping

Origin:


[nap], (Noun)

Definitions:
- the raised hairs or threads on the surface of fabric or suede leather, in terms of the direction in which they naturally lie
(e.g: carefully machine the seam, following the direction of the nap)

- a bedroll used for sleeping on in the open.


Phrases:

Origin:
late Middle English noppe, from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German noppe ‘nap’, noppen ‘trim the nap from’. nap (sense 2 of the noun) is probably from knapsack


[nap], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a card game resembling whist in which players declare the number of tricks they expect to take, up to five.

- a tipster's prediction of the probable winner of a race
(e.g: he discovered that his nap of the day had sprinted home at 10–1 at Doncaster)


Phrases:
- go nap

Origin:
late 19th century: abbreviation of napoleon, the original name of the card game


[nap], (Verb)

Definitions:
- name (a horse or greyhound) as a probable winner of a race
(e.g: Harbinger is napped to win the Novices' Hurdle)


Phrases:
- go nap

Origin:


[nap], (Verb)

Definitions:
- (of a horse) refuse, especially habitually, to go on at the rider's instruction; jib
(e.g: horses which nap should be dealt with by professionals)


Phrases:

Origin:
1950s: back-formation from nappy, an adjective first used to describe heady beer (late Middle English), later used in the sense ‘intoxicated by drink’ (early 18th century), and since the 1920s used to describe a disobedient horse




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