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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.

catnap

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

cat•nap

(ˈkætˌnæp)

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

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
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

catnap

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

catnap

[ˈkætnæp]
A. Nsiestecita f, sueñecito m
to take a catnapecharse una siestecita or un sueñecito
B. VIecharse una siestecita, echarse un sueñecito

catnap

cat-nap [ˈkætnæp] n (= doze, nap) → (petit) somme mcat's-eye [ˈkætsaɪ] n (British) (on road)catadioptre m, clou m à catadioptre

catnap

[ˈkætˌnæp] npisolino
to take a catnap → fare un pisolino
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.
As for catnaps, this is an occupational hazard common among all who work in transportation industry such as railways, aviation, truckers, air traffic controllers and merchant navy.
At any rate, it looks like Didga and Boomer will keep enjoying a life of adventure-in between some catnaps.
And despite possessing a penchant for regular catnaps, the world's favourite moggie, whose Facebook page has 80,000 fans from around the world, has raised thousands of pounds for the charity which provides Lego sets to children in hospices More than PS2,600 was banked as long ago as August 12.
But when a mobster catnaps his furry friend, Rell and Clarence are forced to impersonate a pair of assassins to get him back.
During the flight over the Arabian Sea, Piccard managed to take two brief catnaps of 10 minutes each with the help of self-hypnosis, preparing himself for the longer, five-day, non-stop flights across the Pacific and Atlantic oceans to come.
Out go the daytime benders and lunchtime trysts with a variety of dark-haired mistresses; in come the passive-aggressive catnaps, the games of solitaire, and last but certainly not least, the reading of novels.
The more rats are sleep-deprived, the more some of their neurons take catnaps -- with consequent declines in task performance.
These catnaps can be extremely valuable in keeping the employee alert overall and may, in the final analysis, be harmless to operations.
Other than that, he took catnaps and ran the equivalent of three marathons each day.
He ate a dinner of scraps at a different house every night and spent his days enjoying catnaps in the sun.
Even the shortest of catnaps may be enough to improve performance in memory tests, say German scientists.