1 doze, nod (off), catnap, Colloq catch forty winks, drop off (to sleep), get some shut-eye, snooze, zizz, US catch or log a few zees (Z's):
2 napping. unawares, off guard, unexpectedly, in an unguarded moment:
The ball, hit to his backhand, caught him napping.
3 doze, catnap, siesta, Colloq forty winks, shut-eye, snooze, zizz, Brit lie-down:
Take a short nap before dinner.
pile, fibre, texture, weave, down, shag:
Choose a carpet with a short nap for areas of heavy wear.
brief, little, quick, short | afternoon, morning | cat
If you have difficulty sleeping at night, avoid taking catnaps during the day.
A ten-minute power nap can boost your productivity.
VERB + NAP
I had a short nap after lunch.
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