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Synonyms of 'nap'

(verb) 
Definition
to have a short sleep
I frequently nap during the day.
Synonyms
sleep
I've not been able to sleep for the last few nights.
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rest
He has been advised to rest for two weeks.
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drop off (informal)
I was just dropping off.
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doze
For a while she dozed fitfully.
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kip (British, slang)
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snooze (informal)
He snoozed in front of the television.
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nod off (informal)
The judge appeared to nod off while the witness was being cross-examined.
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drowse
She drowsed for a while.
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zizz (British, informal)
(noun) 
Definition
a short sleep
I think I'll take a little nap for an hour or so.
Synonyms
sleep
Try and get some sleep.
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rest
Go home and have a rest.
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kip (British, slang)
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siesta
Many cultures have a siesta during the hottest part of the day.
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forty winks (informal)
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shuteye (slang)
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zizz (British, informal)
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nana nap (informal)
(noun) 
Definition
the raised fibres of velvet or similar cloth
She buried her face in the towel's soft nap.
Synonyms
pile
the carpet's thick pile
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down
ducklings covered in soft down
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fibre
a variety of coloured fibres
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texture
It is used in moisturisers to give them a silky texture.
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grain
Brush the paint over the wood in the direction of the grain.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of catnap
Definition
to sleep or doze for a short time or intermittently
Synonyms
nap,
kip (British, slang),
take forty winks (informal)
in the sense of down
Definition
soft fine feathers
ducklings covered in soft down
Synonyms
nap,
oose (Scottish)
in the sense of doze
Definition
to sleep lightly or for a short period
For a while she dozed fitfully.
Synonyms
nap,
nod,
kip (British, slang),
snooze (informal),
sleep lightly,
zizz (British, informal)

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