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sap

verb [T]  us   /sæp/ (-pp-)

sap verb [T] (WEAKEN)

to gradually weaken someone’s strength: Depression can sap the energy and self-esteem from an individual.

sap

noun  us   /sæp/

sap noun (LIQUID)

[U] the liquid within a plant that carries food to all parts of it

sap noun (PERSON)

[C] dated a foolish person
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