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cat·nap

 (kăt′năp′)
n.
A short nap; a light sleep.
intr.v. cat·napped, cat·nap·ping, cat·naps
To take a short nap; doze lightly.
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catnap

(ˈkætˌnæp)
n
a short sleep or doze
vb, -naps, -napping or -napped
(intr) to sleep or doze for a short time or intermittently
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cat•nap

(ˈkætˌnæp)

n., v. -napped, -nap•ping. n.
1. a short, light nap.
v.i.
2. to sleep briefly; doze.
[1815–25, Amer.]
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catnap


Past participle: catnapped
Gerund: catnapping

Imperative
catnap
catnap
Present
I catnap
you catnap
he/she/it catnaps
we catnap
you catnap
they catnap
Preterite
I catnapped
you catnapped
he/she/it catnapped
we catnapped
you catnapped
they catnapped
Present Continuous
I am catnapping
you are catnapping
he/she/it is catnapping
we are catnapping
you are catnapping
they are catnapping
Present Perfect
I have catnapped
you have catnapped
he/she/it has catnapped
we have catnapped
you have catnapped
they have catnapped
Past Continuous
I was catnapping
you were catnapping
he/she/it was catnapping
we were catnapping
you were catnapping
they were catnapping
Past Perfect
I had catnapped
you had catnapped
he/she/it had catnapped
we had catnapped
you had catnapped
they had catnapped
Future
I will catnap
you will catnap
he/she/it will catnap
we will catnap
you will catnap
they will catnap
Future Perfect
I will have catnapped
you will have catnapped
he/she/it will have catnapped
we will have catnapped
you will have catnapped
they will have catnapped
Future Continuous
I will be catnapping
you will be catnapping
he/she/it will be catnapping
we will be catnapping
you will be catnapping
they will be catnapping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been catnapping
you have been catnapping
he/she/it has been catnapping
we have been catnapping
you have been catnapping
they have been catnapping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been catnapping
you will have been catnapping
he/she/it will have been catnapping
we will have been catnapping
you will have been catnapping
they will have been catnapping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been catnapping
you had been catnapping
he/she/it had been catnapping
we had been catnapping
you had been catnapping
they had been catnapping
Conditional
I would catnap
you would catnap
he/she/it would catnap
we would catnap
you would catnap
they would catnap
Past Conditional
I would have catnapped
you would have catnapped
he/she/it would have catnapped
we would have catnapped
you would have catnapped
they would have catnapped
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.catnap - sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)catnap - sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)
sleeping - the suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate
siesta - a nap in the early afternoon (especially in hot countries)
zizz - a nap; "Arthur's taking a short zizz"
Verb1.catnap - take a siestacatnap - take a siesta; "She naps everyday after lunch for an hour"
doze, drowse, snooze - sleep lightly or for a short period of time
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catnap

noun
A brief sleep:
verb
To sleep for a brief period:
doze (off), nap, nod (off), siesta, snooze.
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Translations

catnap

[ˈkætnæp]
A. Nsiestecita f, sueñecito m
to take a catnapecharse una siestecita or un sueñecito
B. VIecharse una siestecita, echarse un sueñecito
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

catnap

cat-nap [ˈkætnæp] n (= doze, nap) → (petit) somme mcat's-eye [ˈkætsaɪ] n (British) (on road)catadioptre m, clou m à catadioptre
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

catnap

[ˈkætˌnæp] npisolino
to take a catnap → fare un pisolino
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
He was two weeks learning to use his flippers; and all that while he floundered in and out of the water, and coughed and grunted and crawled up the beach and took catnaps on the sand, and went back again, until at last he found that he truly belonged to the water.
Eight-week-old Milo disappeared at Ginny Troth's house in Astwood Bank, Redditch, Worcestershire, and bedded down in the laundry for a catnap.
It's depressing stuff with only a handful of laughs for younger viewers and even less entertainment for parents, who will undoubtedly be feline in dire need of a catnap.
A poll of 500 office staff by recruitment firm Pertemps found most of those having a catnap fell asleep for less than 10 minutes, but one in 10 snoozed for over half an hour.
When it gets really cold, 20[degrees]F or colder, I had to catnap all night to keep the stove going so the water pipes in the mobile home didn't break.
He wants to publish a new book of contraptions in 2003, among which will be his Corner Sleeping Hat, enabling harried 21st-century stiffs to stick themselves to a building comer and catnap.
If you lock the camera lens on a tripod with a tight focus on the den entrance, stare through the lens until your eyes burn, fight off the sly creep of a catnap and ignore the muscle cramps, you eventually will see a nose poke up slightly above the den opening.
The exterior of the homes is fresh and delightful; and the design for each one of Whitebridge Court's homes possesses those unique touches the team is known for, such as one-or-two car garages that border stylish, private courtyard areas -- perfect for sunning, outdoor cooking or simply catching a catnap.
However, many have the tendency to catnap during the daytime.
i enjoy the quick relief of a catnap. I learned to give in to five-minute naps when I was pregnant, and I am still amazed at how refreshing it can be to sit with eyes closed and let my mind swim, increasingly disconnected, until I pop up to the surface again.
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