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Definition of Sap


  1. The juice of plants of any kind, especially the ascending and descending juices or circulating fluid essential to nutrition.
  2. The sapwood, or alburnum, of a tree.
  3. A simpleton; a saphead; a milksop.
  4. To subvert by digging or wearing away; to mine; to undermine; to destroy the foundation of.
  5. To pierce with saps.
  6. To make unstable or infirm; to unsettle; to weaken.
  7. To proceed by mining, or by secretly undermining; to execute saps.
  8. A narrow ditch or trench made from the foremost parallel toward the glacis or covert way of a besieged place by digging under cover of gabions, etc.

Sap Quotations

I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap.
Rodney Dangerfield

Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation... even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
Leonardo da Vinci

I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap.
Fred Allen

If you bend a branch until it's horizontal, the sap will slow to a stopping point: a comma or colon, made of leaves grown into one another and over one another and hardened. Out of this pause comes a flower, which unfolds itself in spirals, as if the leaf form, unable to keep to its line, had begun to pivot.
Alice Oswald

The main stem was then in most cases twisted in a zigzag form, which process checked the flow of the sap, and at the same time encouraged the production of side branches at those parts of the stem where they were most desired.
Robert Fortune
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Sap Translations

sap in Afrikaans is sap
sap in Danish is saft
sap in Dutch is sap
sap in Finnish is mehu
sap in German is Saft
sap in Italian is succo
sap in Latin is debilito, adficio
sap in Spanish is jugo, savia, zumo
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