verb (used with object), capped, cap·ping.
verb (used without object), capped, cap·ping.
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Idioms for cap
Origin of cap1
OTHER WORDS FROM capcapless, adjective
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Definition for cap (2 of 7)
verb (used with object), capped, cap·ping.
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Example sentences from the Web for cap
Since then, the group has lost one-third of its value as its total market cap shrank to $792 billion.Despite Warren Buffett’s selloff, bank stocks look like great buys in this market|Shawn Tully|August 18, 2020|Fortune
Sometimes this is conveyed by declarations in all caps about how amazing the universe is.‘The End of Everything’ explores the ways the universe could perish|Emily Conover|August 4, 2020|Science News
We found that smaller companies have been suffering, with the total market cap of companies worth $1-10 billion falling by 10% so far this year.Why Big Tech is riding high while the US stock market tanks|Dan Kopf|July 24, 2020|Quartz
People have lost their jobs and are left with no or limited sources of income, companies specifically small and medium cap businesses are shutting down.The impact of Coronavirus on digital marketing and effective solutions|Birbahadur Kathayat|July 23, 2020|Search Engine Watch
That might mean setting a price cap on what a landlord can charge or limiting the amount the rent can be raised.Why Rent Control Doesn’t Work (Ep. 373 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|March 12, 2020|Freakonomics
Each CAP, also known as an “orbit,” consists on four aircraft.Exclusive: U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point,’ Air Force Says|Dave Majumdar|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In fact, Clark fell back first from her blows, losing his cap, tie, and badge in the melee.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The cap devices on thousands of identical hats glinted in the late morning sun along with the shields worn by each of the cops.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos|Michael Daly|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lay the butterflied pork loin on the cutting board with the fat cap facing down.Make Carla Hall’s Roasted Pork Loin With Cranberries|Carla Hall|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Available at Amazon Vince Camuto Moto Baseball Cap, $34 Baseball caps may be useful on the road, but they scream “tourist!”The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Anthony Bourdain in Your Life|Allison McNearney|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At once cover the mouth of the tube with a filter-paper cap moistened with saturated aqueous solution of silver nitrate (1:1).A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
With horror she had heard her brother addressed by a disreputable costermonger in a mangy fur cap, as "Old pal."
"It's like that out here on the Riviera," said Jane, shaking her head so gloomily that the ruffled cap wobbled.
But his head was too hot to wear a thinking cap, and no story would come at his half-hearted call.
The more enthusiastic among the audience, male and female, also sport the red cap of liberty.
British Dictionary definitions for cap (1 of 3)
- See percussion cap
- a small amount of explosive enclosed in paper and used in a toy gun
- an emblematic hat or beret given to someone chosen for a representative teamhe has won three England caps
- a player chosen for such a team
- money contributed to the funds of a hunt by a follower who is neither a subscriber nor a farmer, in return for a day's hunting
- a collection taken at a meet of hounds, esp for a charity
- the natural enamel covering a tooth
- an artificial protective covering for a tooth
- the cloud covering the peak of a mountain
- the transient top of detached clouds above an increasing cumulus
verb caps, capping or capped (tr)
Derived forms of capcapper, noun
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Idioms and Phrases with cap
In addition to the idioms beginning with cap
- cap and gown
- cap in hand
- cap it all
- feather in one's cap
- hat (cap) in hand
- if the shoe (cap) fits, wear it
- put on one's thinking cap
- set one's cap for
Also see underhat.