To nap is to take a short break from work to rest. It's usually recommended that you take a nap after you work for a long time, because it will help you to stay alert and focused.

  • She usually naps for an hour after she finishes her work.

  • He usually naps for two hours after he finishes work.

Definition of napping


not prepared or vigilant


off-guard, off guard, off her guard, off his guard, off one's guard, off your guard

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Example Sentences for napping

  • 1

    The power nap is thought to maximize the benefits of sleep versus time.

  • 2

    It should not be confused with the nap of the cloth.

  • 3

    After the raising process, the nap is uneven.

  • 4

    Baize is available with and without a perceptible nap.

  • 5

    She loves the idea and chooses to nap.

  • 6

    Cows and babies can nap in the shade of a tree.

  • 7

    Flannelette is a light, napped cotton the texture of flannel.

  • 8

    The kitten sat on my lap and took a nap.

  • 9

    The hammock on the cabin's roofed porch was a coveted napping spot.

  • 10

    The nap I took was the most interest part of the game.