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
How tree sap flowsThroughout the Northern Hemisphere, you’ll see trees with running sap between January and early March each year.
All you really need is something to channel the sap to drip into your container.
February is the best month of sap production for most tree species.
If I may say so, you need to get past this issue that is sapping your energy and demoralizing your followers.Do LGBTs Owe Christians an Olive Branch? Try The Other Way Around|Jay Michaelson|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That was a long, hot summer and fall, a confidence-sapping time to work on the campaign.Anyone Who Counts Obama Out Hasn’t Reckoned on His Survival Skills|Joshua DuBois|November 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Accusations of dishonor demonize and demoralize, making it difficult to compromise, and sapping the motivation to act nobly.Delegitimizing Israel Makes Peace Harder to Achieve|Gil Troy|February 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The hope-sapping loneliness and soul-straitening isolation of what poverty feels like.
The president suffered a 12-point swing to Romney, sapping his 9-point advantage.
Five hundred ladders and a quantity of sapping tools had been collected within easy reach of Kilmallock.Ireland Under the Tudors, Vol. II (of 3)|Richard Bagwell
How stem this tide of insidious poison that is sapping the strength of body and mind?The Education of American Girls|Anna Callender Brackett
But her line both of attack and defence was of the sapping-and-mining order.The Second Latchkey|Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
An evil press, largely circulated and read by many who suspect no evil, is rapidly sapping the faith of the multitudes.The War Upon Religion|Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
Orders were thus issued for as much ground as possible to be gained in High Wood by sapping forward.The History of the 51st (Highland) Division 1914-1918|Frederick William Bewsher