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British English: /nap/
American English: /næp/

Translation of nap in French:


  • 1 (snooze)
    petit somme (m)
    to have ou take a nap
    faire un petit somme
    (after lunch) faire la sieste
  • 2 (Textiles) (pile) velvet that has lost its nap
    velours râpé or élimé
  • 3 (Textiles) (direction of cut) with the nap
    dans le sens du tissu
    against the nap
    à rebrousse-poil
  • 4 (Games)
    nap (m)

transitive verb

  • p prés etc -pp- (British English)
    (Horse racing)to nap the winner
    donner le cheval gagnant

intransitive verb


to catch somebody napping

[informal] (off guard)
prendre quelqu'un au dépourvu or à l'improviste

to go nap (on something)

tout miser (sur quelque chose)
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