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napnoun

uk   us   /næp/
  • nap noun (SLEEP)

C1 [C] a ​shortsleep, ​especially during the ​day: Grandpa usually has/​takes a nap after ​lunch.

napverb [I]

uk   us   /næp/ (-pp-)
to ​sleep for a ​shorttime, ​especially during the ​day: He ​likes to nap for an ​hour when he gets ​home from ​work.
(Definition of nap from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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napnoun [C]

 us   /næp/
a ​briefsleep, esp. during the ​day
nap
verb [I]  us   /næp/ (-pp-)
While the ​children nap after ​lunch, ​theirteachers will get a ​break.
(Definition of nap from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “nap”
in Korean 낮잠…
in Arabic غَفْوة…
in Malaysian tidur sekejap…
in French (petit) somme…
in Russian короткий сон…
in Chinese (Traditional) 睡覺, (尤指日間的)打盹,小睡…
in Italian sonnellino, pisolino…
in Turkish şekerleme, kısa uyku…
in Polish drzemka…
in Spanish siesta…
in Vietnamese giấc ngủ ngắn…
in Portuguese sesta, cochilo…
in Thai งีบ…
in German das Nickerchen…
in Catalan migdiada, becaina…
in Japanese 昼寝…
in Chinese (Simplified) 睡觉, (尤指日间的)打盹,小睡…
in Indonesian tidur siang, tidur sebentar…
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