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  1. sap
    IPA[sap]
  2. noun

    • 1. a tunnel or trench to conceal an assailant's approach to a fortified place.

    verb

    • 1. dig a sap or saps:

      having sapped up to the glacis of the city ramparts, Versaillais troops entered the city
    • 2. make insecure by removing the foundations of:

      a crazy building, sapped and undermined by the rats
    • 3. undercut by water or glacial action:

      the waves sapped the cliffs a valley or channel may have been formed as a result of sapping
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: sap, plural noun: saps

    • v.: verb: sap, 3rd person present: saps, gerund or present participle: sapping, past tense: sapped, past participle: sapped

    • noun

      the fluid, chiefly water with dissolved sugars and mineral salts, that circulates in the vascular system of a plant.

      vigor or energy:

    • verb

      gradually weaken or destroy (a person's strength or power):

      drain someone of (strength or power):

    • noun

      a bludgeon or club.
    • verb

      hit with a bludgeon or club:
    • noun

      a foolish and gullible person:
    • noun

      a tunnel or trench to conceal an assailant's approach to a fortified place.
    • verb

      dig a sap or saps:

      make insecure by removing the foundations of:

    • noun

      the fluid which circulates in the vascular system of a plant, consisting chiefly of water with dissolved sugars and mineral salts.

      vigour or energy:

    • verb

      gradually weaken or destroy (a person's strength or power):

      drain someone of (strength or power):

    • noun

      a bludgeon or club.
    • verb

      hit with a bludgeon or club:
    • noun

      a foolish and gullible person:
    • a lake in central Cambodia, linked to the Mekong River by the Tonlé Sap River. The ruins of the ancient city Angkor stand on its northwestern shore.
    • noun

      a vivid yellowish-green pigment made from buckthorn berries.
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