Origin of sap1
Other definitions for sap (2 of 3)
- to approach (a besieged place or an enemy position) by means of deep, narrow trenches protected by gabions or parapets.
- to dig such trenches in (ground).
Origin of sap2
Other definitions for sap (3 of 3)
How to use sap in a sentence
These clippers have steel blades and a sap groove that prevents sticky buildup from clogging up a job.
Honeybees are known for collecting pollen, nectar and tree sap.Honeybees fend off deadly hornets by decorating hives with poop|Asher Jones|January 19, 2021|Science News For Students
Modern marshmallows no longer contain sap from their namesake, Althaea officinalis, the marshmallow plant.Squishy, sweet homemade marshmallows will elevate your s’mores and hot chocolate|Daniela Galarza|January 12, 2021|Washington Post
Simple phenomena, such as how sap flows down a tree trunk, are straightforward and can be captured in a few lines of code using what mathematicians call linear differential equations.New Quantum Algorithms Finally Crack Nonlinear Equations|Max G. Levy|January 5, 2021|Quanta Magazine
This is a conical tube that directs the sap flow and allows you to hang a container at the bore hole.
Fighting words like those that propelled his team to the top of the industry, but it looks like that drive might have been sapped.
Long periods of ball-play sapped speed from the Americans, who were relying on fleet counter-attacks to score against the Germans.
Bad leadership and worse commanders rapidly sapped the morale of his unit, which became notorious for its lack of discipline.
They can be sapped of war fever by the diplomatic courage and genius displayed by Kissinger and Nixon four decades ago.Winston Lord and Leslie H. Gelb: Nixon’s China Opening, 40 Years Later|Winston Lord, Leslie H. Gelb|February 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Online distractions have sapped the will to compete, let alone the will to win.
He spoke in low, earnest tones, and as he did so, Dick felt as though his moral manhood were being sapped.The Everlasting Arms|Joseph Hocking
I have been very busy trying to get ahead of a German trench which they had sapped up to us.Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie|George Brenton Laurie
His last words—the inexorable intention of going away—sapped her last lingering hope.With Edged Tools|Henry Seton Merriman
In fact, numbers of houses, and even whole streets, were in this way sapped and overturned.The Rain Cloud|Anonymous
He doubtless kindled a spirit of inquiry, while he sapped the foundation of Christianity and undermined faith.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VII|John Lord