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English noun: sap

1. sap (substance) a watery solution of sugars, salts, and minerals that circulates through the vascular system of a plant


Broader (hypernym)solution


Narrower (hyponym)manna

2. sap (person) a person who lacks good judgment


Synonymsfool, muggins, saphead, tomfool


Broader (hypernym)simple, simpleton


Narrower (hyponym)ass, bozo, buffoon, clown, cuckoo, fathead, flibbertigibbet, foolish woman, fucker, goof, goofball, goose, jackass, meshuggeneh, meshuggener, morosoph, putz, twat, wally, zany

3. sap (artifact) a piece of metal covered by leather with a flexible handle; used for hitting people


Synonymsblackjack, cosh


Broader (hypernym)bludgeon


English verb: sap

1. sap (possession) deplete


SamplesExhaust one's savings.
We quickly played out our strength.


Synonymsexhaust, play out, run down, tire


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)consume, deplete, eat, eat up, exhaust, run through, use up, wipe out


Verb groupplay out

2. sap (contact) excavate the earth beneath


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cave, undermine









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