Definition of catch napping
- When the problem appeared again, the government was caught napping.
: to capture or seize especially after pursuit
: to take or entangle in or as if in a snare
: something caught
: the act, action, or fact of catching
: a game in which a ball is thrown and caught
: to sleep briefly especially during the day : doze
: to be off guard
: a short sleep especially during the day : snooze
: a hairy, fuzzy, or downy surface (as on a fabric)
: to raise a nap on (fabric or leather)
: a pick or recommendation as a good bet to win a contest (such as a horse race)
: to pick or single out in a nap
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