1. [mid-17C–early 19C] (UK Und., also nap on) to cheat at dice.
2. [late 17C–1950s] to steal.
3. [late 17C–mid-18C] to take into custody.
4. [late 17C–late 18C] to consume.
5. [late 17C–19C] to suffer punishment; to receive a blow.
6. [mid-18C–19C] (also nap on) to seize, to catch, to lay hold of (a person or thing).
1. [early–mid-19C] (also knap a winder, nap the winding post) to be transported for life.
2. [early–mid-19C] to be hanged.
3. [mid-19C–1930s] to receive an unpleasant shock.
[late 17C–early 19C] to receive severe punishment, esp. in a boxing-match.
[late 17C–early 18C] to receive a judicial flogging at Bridewell.
[late 18C–mid-19C] to weep, esp. for effect, i.e. to get one’s way, to put across one’s point.
[mid-18C] (UK Und.) to go to bed.
see nab the regulars under nab v.1
see knap the stoop under knap v.
see nab the teize under nab v.1