sap
Pronunciation Noun

sap

  1. (uncountable) The juice of plants of any kind, especially the ascending and descending juices or circulating fluid essential to nutrition.
  2. (uncountable) The sapwood, or alburnum, of a tree.
  3. Any juice.
  4. (figurative) Vitality.
  5. (slang, countable) a naive person; a simpleton
    Synonyms: milksop, saphead
Translations Translations
  • German: Mantelholz, Splint
  • Italian: alburno
  • Russian: за́болонь
  • Spanish: albura
Translations Verb

sap (saps, present participle sapping; past and past participle sapped)

  1. (transitive) To drain, suck or absorb from (tree, etc.).
  2. (transitive, figurative) To exhaust the vitality of.
Noun

sap (plural saps)

  1. (countable, US, slang) A short wooden club; a leather-covered hand weapon; a blackjack.
Translations Verb

sap (saps, present participle sapping; past and past participle sapped)

  1. (transitive, slang) To strike with a sap (with a blackjack).
Noun

sap (plural saps)

  1. (military) A narrow ditch or trench made from the foremost parallel toward the glacis or covert way of a besieged place by digging under cover of gabions, etc.
Translations
  • French: sape
  • Russian: са́па
Verb

sap (saps, present participle sapping; past and past participle sapped)

  1. (transitive) To subvert by digging or wearing away; to mine; to undermine; to destroy the foundation of.
    • John Dryden
      Nor safe their dwellings were, for sapped by floods, / Their houses fell upon their household gods.
  2. (transitive, military) To pierce with saps.
  3. (transitive) To make unstable or infirm; to unsettle; to weaken.
    • 1850, Alfred Tennyson, Ring, Out, Wild Bells
      Ring out the grief that saps the mind […]
  4. (transitive) To gradually weaken.
    to sap one’s conscience
  5. (intransitive) To proceed by mining, or by secretly undermining; to execute saps.
Translations Translations Translations
  • German: aufzehren, erschöpfen
  • Russian: истощать

SAP
Proper noun
  1. Initialism of Scientific Advisory Panel
  2. (South Africa) Initialism of South African Police
  3. (South Africa, obsolete) Initialism of South Africa Party
  4. (software) SAP AG, derived from the German Initialism of It is one of the world's largest software companies.
Noun

sap

  1. (British) Initialism of statutory adoption pay Payments made by an employer to an employee who is absent from work after the adoption of a child.
  2. (US, military) Initialism of special access program
  3. (television) Initialism of second audio program



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