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sapverb [T]

uk   /sæp/  us   /sæp/ (-pp-)

sapnoun

uk   /sæp/  us   /sæp/
(Definition of sap from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sapverb [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.

sapnoun

 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
(Definition of sap from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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