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take a nap

To sleep for a short period of time separate from one's primary period of sleeping, especially in the middle of the day. I think you should go take a nap. You look like you're about to fall asleep standing up! I haven't taken naps since I was a child.
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take a nap

to have a brief period of sleep. I took a short nap just after lunch. The baby takes a long nap each afternoon.
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A viral video of the Chinese workers shows them taking naps nearly 164 feet above the ground - with local reports stating that these daredevil workers usually take naps high above the ground instead of making the long journey back to the ground.
'Do you take naps?' My sister asked me one lazy afternoon in Atlanta.
And in Bangkok, Thailand, last November, civil servants were encouraged to take naps at lunchtime in a room where cell phones are banned.
From an occupational standpoint, people who take naps at work should be given simple tasks to do when they first awaken.
From an occupational standpoint, those people who take naps at work should be given simple tasks to do when they first awaken.
The participants were twenty-four males who were allowed to take naps throughout the day but were not allowed to get a full night's sleep.