Meaning of “sap” in the English Dictionary

"sap" in British English

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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)

"sap" in American English

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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)