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SAP (sapped, sapping)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sap mean? 

SAP (noun)
  The noun SAP has 3 senses:

1. a watery solution of sugars, salts, and minerals that circulates through the vascular system of a plant
2. a person who lacks good judgment
3. a piece of metal covered by leather with a flexible handle; used for hitting people

  Familiarity information: SAP used as a noun is uncommon.


SAP (verb)
  The verb SAP has 2 senses:

1. deplete
2. excavate the earth beneath

  Familiarity information: SAP used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SAP (noun)


Sense 1sap [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A watery solution of sugars, salts, and minerals that circulates through the vascular system of a plant

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("sap" is a kind of...):

solution (a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sap"):

manna (hardened sugary exudation of various trees)


Sense 2sap [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who lacks good judgment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

tomfool; saphead; muggins; fool; sap

Hypernyms ("sap" is a kind of...):

simple; simpleton (a person lacking intelligence or common sense)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sap"):

ass (a pompous fool)

Wally (a silly and inept person; someone who is regarded as stupid)

putz ((Yiddish) a fool; an idiot)

morosoph (a learned fool)

meshuggeneh; meshuggener ((Yiddish) a crazy fool)

bozo; cuckoo; fathead; goof; goofball; goose; jackass; twat; zany (a man who is a stupid incompetent fool)

fucker (a stupid despised man)

flibbertigibbet; foolish woman (a female fool)

buffoon; clown (a rude or vulgar fool)


Sense 3sap [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A piece of metal covered by leather with a flexible handle; used for hitting people

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

cosh; blackjack; sap

Hypernyms ("sap" is a kind of...):

bludgeon (a club used as a weapon)


SAP (verb)


Sense 1sap [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deplete

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

sap; play out; exhaust; tire; run down

Context examples:

exhaust one's savings / We quickly played out our strength

Hypernyms (to "sap" is one way to...):

consume; deplete; eat; eat up; exhaust; run through; use up; wipe out (use up (resources or materials))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2sap [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Excavate the earth beneath

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "sap" is one way to...):

cave; undermine (hollow out as if making a cave or opening)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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