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Language: Old English
Origin: hnappian

nap

2 verb
     
nap2 past tense and past participle napped, present participle napping [intransitive]
1

be caught napping

informal to not be ready to deal with something when it happens, although you should be ready for it:
The German team were caught napping and Beckham scored the winning goal.
2 to sleep for a short time during the day

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