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[neept] /nipt/
adjective, Nautical.
grounded until the next cycle of spring tides.
Origin of neaped
First recorded in 1695-1705; neap1 + -ed3 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A ship grounding in a very low tide (neap) is still said to be neaped.

    The Bruce John Barbour
  • A tide that neaped the frail bark of happiness high and dry upon the shores of black despair.

    The Shame of Motley Raphael Sabatini

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