Definition of 'sap'
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Example sentences containing 'sap'
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They know what it is to be the poor sap on the receiving end. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You have to look after yourself or his attitude will sap your confidence. The Sun (2008)It is easy to sap energy from the squad if you become negative. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Wear gloves to protect yourself against the milky sap. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Take care when pruning as the sap of this plant is very toxic. The Sun (2012)Trying on cheap ones would sap my will to live entirely. Times, Sunday Times (2010)That could heighten concerns that austerity measures are sapping vigour from the economy. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Good luck to the poor sap who gets the job. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The economy is suffering from a lack of demand and this continues to sap confidence. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Forces beyond their control sap energy from once powerful local bodies. Christianity Today (2000)Wear gloves as the milky sap can cause skin irritations. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Forty gallons of sap will make one gallon of syrup. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Also the poor sap forced to wait for hours outside luxury hotels with engine running. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They'll sap the life energy right out of you. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Perhaps his hair loss is symbolic, a sign of the sapping of his strength. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They suck sap, gradually weakening the plant and leaving it prone to other pest and disease attacks. The Sun (2010)The report claims such tight planning restrictions are sapping the life out of some rural areas, leading to a haemorrhaging of local jobs and services. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Its hand has been forced by the eurozone crisis, which has sapped electricity demand and profits in Europe. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Used Occasionally. sap is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'sap'
British English: sap VERB
If something saps your strength or confidence, it gradually weakens or destroys it.
I was afraid the sickness had sapped my strength.
British English: sap NOUN
Sap is the watery liquid in plants and trees.
The leaves, bark and sap are also common ingredients of local herbal remedies.
Definition of sap from the Collins English Dictionary
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