caught+napping

  • 1be caught napping — to not be ready to deal with something at the time when it happens. Arsenal s defence was caught napping as Andrews chipped in a goal from the right …

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  • 2Napping — Nap Nap (n[a^]p), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Napped} (n[a^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Napping} (n[a^]p p[i^]ng).] [OE. nappen, AS. hn[ae]ppian to take a nap, to slumber; cf. AS. hnipian to bend one s self, Icel. hnipna, hn[=i]pa, to droop.] 1. To have a… …

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  • 3caught short — Synonyms and related words: ad lib, astonished, caught napping, caught off balance, extemporaneous, extemporized, haphazard, hasty, impromptu, improvised, makeshift, precipitate, rough and ready, snap, struck with surprise, surprised, taken aback …

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  • 4napping — Synonyms and related words: a stranger to, absent, absentminded, absorbed, abstracted, anesthetized, asleep, bemused, blind to, castle building, cataleptic, caught napping, comatose, daydreaming, daydreamy, dead to, deaf to, doped, dozy, dreaming …

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  • 5napping — adjective not prepared or vigilant the blow caught him napping caught in an off guard moment found him off his guard • Syn: ↑off guard, ↑off guard, ↑off one s guard, ↑off his guard, ↑off her g …

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  • 6catch you napping — catch (you) napping to be surprised by something that you have not given attention to. I was caught napping by the last storm, but this time I ve already got batteries and flashlights and canned food on hand …

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  • 7catch napping — catch (you) napping to be surprised by something that you have not given attention to. I was caught napping by the last storm, but this time I ve already got batteries and flashlights and canned food on hand …

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  • 8catch someone napping — CATCH OFF GUARD, catch unawares, (take by) surprise, catch out, find unprepared; informal catch someone with their trousers/pants down; Brit. informal catch on the hop. → nap * * * catch someone napping (informal) 1. To detect someone in error… …

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  • 9catch someone napping — the teacher had warned us to be ever prepared, but the unannounced test caught most of us napping Syn: catch off guard, catch unawares, surprise, take by surprise, catch out, find unprepared; informal catch someone with their pants down …

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  • 10catch someone napping — informal to do something that someone is not expecting so that you get an advantage over them Brazil caught England napping and scored two goals in the first ten minutes …

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  • 11Dispatches (TV series) — Dispatches Format Current affairs, documentary Presented by Guest presenter Country …

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  • 12Glossary of baseball (C) — Contents 1 Cactus League 2 caddy 3 called shot 4 called up …

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  • 13Inattention — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Inattention >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 inattention inattention inconsideration Sgm: N 1 inconsiderateness inconsiderateness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 oversight oversight Sgm: N 1 inadvertence inadvertence inadvertency …

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  • 14List of baseball jargon (C) — Cactus League:The group of teams that conduct their pre season spring training exhibition games in Arizona where the cactus grows in abundance. See also Grapefruit League.caddy:A caddy s sole function is to come in as a substitute in the late… …

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  • 15Battle of Ligny — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Battle of Ligny caption= partof=the Waterloo Campaign date=16 June 1815 place=Ligny, present day Belgium result=French victory combatant1=flagicon|France French Empire combatant2=flagicon|Prussia|1803 Prussia… …

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  • 16ad lib — Synonyms and related words: a beneplacito, a discretion, ad arbitrium, ad libitum, ad libbing, al piacere, arrangement, at choice, at pleasure, at short notice, at sight, at will, be caught napping, be surprised, be taken unawares, be unprepared …

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  • 17unprepared — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. unready, unwarned, unwary, unexpectant, surprised, taken aback, unguarded, unnotified, unadvised, unaware, unsuspecting, taken off guard, napping*, in the dark*, going off half cocked*; see also inexperienced . II… …

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  • 18nap — nap1 [næp] n [Sense: 1; Date: 1300 1400; Origin: NAP2] [Sense: 2; Date: 1400 1500; : Middle Dutch; Origin: noppe] 1.) a short sleep, especially during the day have/take a nap ▪ I usually take a nap after lunch …

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  • 19nap — [[t]næ̱p[/t]] naps, napping, napped 1) N COUNT If you have a nap, you have a short sleep, usually during the day. Use your lunch hour to have a nap in your chair... I might take a little nap. Syn: snooze 2) VERB If you nap, you sleep for a short… …

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  • 20unprepared — Synonyms and related words: a bit previous, ad lib, advanced, airy, amateurish, asleep, careless, casual, caught napping, caught off balance, caught short, cursory, degage, disregardant, disregardful, dumbfounded, easygoing, extemporaneous,… …

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