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
Definition for cap (2 of 7)
verb (used with object), capped, cap·ping.
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Example sentences from the Web for cap
The companies also need to add additional RNA — a cap and tail — flanking the spike protein instructions to make the molecule stable and readable in human cells.Here’s why COVID-19 vaccines like Pfizer’s need to be kept so cold|Tina Hesman Saey|November 20, 2020|Science News
A thick, knitted cap like Madewell’s wool cuffed beanie will prevent your ears from falling off when that chilly northern wind hits you.The hottest gifts to buy for the friend who’s always cold|Sandra Gutierrez G.|November 20, 2020|Popular Science
Some of the states most populous jurisdictions, including Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, have taken that restriction further and imposed formal caps.Maryland’s coronavirus numbers are going up. Here’s what you need to know.|Erin Cox|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
In a salary cap system that prioritizes young, cheap talent, undrafted free agents are the youngest and the cheapest.For undrafted NFL rookies, the odds were even longer this year. Isaiah Wright made it anyway.|Sam Fortier|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
I’ve had the caps of otherwise bomber products completely shatter after one waist-high drop.
When they are full, many landfills are capped—covered with asphalt or concrete.
Snow-capped mountains emerge gently into view in the distance, covered in pine trees at the highest elevations.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Griffin screen-capped a series of direct messages that are allegedly from him.Knicks’ Amar’e Stoudemire Posts Pro-Palestine Photo, Allegedly Cyberbullies Israeli-Born MTV VJ|Robert Silverman|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It capped a miserable British summer of sport which also saw the country eliminated from the World Cup in the group stages.Murray Crashes Out Of Wimbledon As Kate And William Watch|Tom Sykes|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Was there ever an alternate fate for Hank, or was he always going to get capped in the desert?From ‘Breaking Bad’ to Benjamin Franklin: Dean Norris on Life After Hank Schrader|Marlow Stern|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the foot of the pass, the valley widened a little, though still with steep, snow-capped cliffs crowding it on either side.
I would not just then have traded off that steamboat for several square miles of snow-capped sublimity.
Before us, miles away, all capped with clouds of gold and red was the sunset country, but still beyond the mountains.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
And lo, this Olympian being, this unfathomable man, descended from his cloud-capped heights and held out his hand to Tchaikovsky.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
From the middle rises the fortress of the Kremlin, the many churches send up a forest of dome-capped towers.Ways of War and Peace|Delia Austrian
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
Word Origin for cap
British Dictionary definitions for cap (2 of 3)
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Medical definitions for cap (1 of 2)
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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.