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knap

 (năp)
tr.v. knapped, knap·ping, knaps
1. To break or chip (stone) with sharp blows, as in shaping flint or obsidian into tools.
2. Chiefly British
a. To strike sharply; rap.
b. To snap at or bite.

[Middle English knappen, probably of imitative origin.]

knap′per n.

knap

(næp)
n
(Physical Geography) dialect the crest of a hill
[Old English cnæpp top; compare Old Norse knappr knob]

knap

(næp)
vb, knaps, knapping or knapped
(tr) dialect to hit, hammer, or chip
[C15 (in the sense: to strike with a sharp sound): of imitative origin; compare Dutch knappen to crack]
ˈknapper n

knap

(næp)

n. Brit. Dial.
a crest or summit of a small hill.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English cnæpp top, summit; c. Old Norse knappr knob]

knap

- The crest or summit of a hill.
See also related terms for summit.

knap


Past participle: knapped
Gerund: knapping

Imperative
knap
knap
Present
I knap
you knap
he/she/it knaps
we knap
you knap
they knap
Preterite
I knapped
you knapped
he/she/it knapped
we knapped
you knapped
they knapped
Present Continuous
I am knapping
you are knapping
he/she/it is knapping
we are knapping
you are knapping
they are knapping
Present Perfect
I have knapped
you have knapped
he/she/it has knapped
we have knapped
you have knapped
they have knapped
Past Continuous
I was knapping
you were knapping
he/she/it was knapping
we were knapping
you were knapping
they were knapping
Past Perfect
I had knapped
you had knapped
he/she/it had knapped
we had knapped
you had knapped
they had knapped
Future
I will knap
you will knap
he/she/it will knap
we will knap
you will knap
they will knap
Future Perfect
I will have knapped
you will have knapped
he/she/it will have knapped
we will have knapped
you will have knapped
they will have knapped
Future Continuous
I will be knapping
you will be knapping
he/she/it will be knapping
we will be knapping
you will be knapping
they will be knapping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been knapping
you have been knapping
he/she/it has been knapping
we have been knapping
you have been knapping
they have been knapping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been knapping
you will have been knapping
he/she/it will have been knapping
we will have been knapping
you will have been knapping
they will have been knapping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been knapping
you had been knapping
he/she/it had been knapping
we had been knapping
you had been knapping
they had been knapping
Conditional
I would knap
you would knap
he/she/it would knap
we would knap
you would knap
they would knap
Past Conditional
I would have knapped
you would have knapped
he/she/it would have knapped
we would have knapped
you would have knapped
they would have knapped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.knap - strike sharply; "rap him on the knuckles"
strike - deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead"
knock - rap with the knuckles; "knock on the door"
2.knap - break a small piece off from; "chip the glass"; "chip a tooth"
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
References in classic literature ?
Neither do I reckon it an ill seat, only where the air is unwholesome; but likewise where the air is unequal; as you shall see many fine seats set upon a knap of ground, environed with higher hills round about it; whereby the heat of the sun is pent in, and the wind gathereth as in troughs; so as you shall have, and that suddenly, as great diversity of heat and cold as if you dwelt in several places.
Amongst other things they spoke of the middle ages: some praised that period as far more interesting, far more poetical than our own too sober present; indeed Councillor Knap defended this opinion so warmly, that the hostess declared immediately on his side, and both exerted themselves with unwearied eloquence.
Jenna Coleman filming Doctor Who at the Knap in Barry Andrew James
Parking was available on the east and west sides of Grandville Circle south of Cobblestone Drive, and west of the school entrance on the south side of Grandville were it was straight and there was less of a visibility hazard to motorists from parked vehicles, Knap pointed out.
Within 500 yards take a path left signed Belas Knap.
As commercial markets or academic fashions change, archaeologists and vendors might stop, but those who knap strictly out of love will continue, passing what they have learned over to others and down to their children.
Booking in for the weigh and return competition starts at 12noon at Cold Knap car park and prebooking is available at some tackle shops tomorrow.
It was at The Knap that Grace sat composing her songs and dances.
Knap also noted that countdown signals may actually not be safe for pedestrians because sometimes they incorrectly estimate the amount of time left to safely cross the intersection.
Booking in starts at mid day at Cold Knap car park; catches will be weighed and returned and competitors must remain at their chosen mark as this is not a roving competition.
The Knap Lido, Barry, which opened on May 1, 1926, was one of the largest open-air swimming pools in Britain.
Tony Knap, director of the Bermuda Biological Station for Research, says that the value of biomarkers is that they may offer the technology needed to monitor contamination of the physical, ecological, and human Arctic environments, and may provide Arctic residents and policy makers with data needed to intervene before potential problems progress to pollution crises.