Hay 4 definiciones de sap en inglés:

sap1

Saltos de línea: sap

sustantivo

[mass noun]
1The fluid which circulates in the vascular system of a plant, consisting chiefly of water with dissolved sugars and mineral salts.
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  • Create a living smorgasbord that includes plants with berries, foliage, fruit, nectar, nuts, pollen, sap, and seeds, so critters can dine on what they like.
  • When it shoves its tubelike mouthparts into a plant to suck sap from the xylem, the insect may transmit a deadly plant bacterium, Xylella fastidiosa, in its saliva.
  • Travellers, short on water rations, have died drinking the milky sap of its poisonous foliage.
Sinónimos
plant fluid, vital fluid, life fluid, juice, secretion, liquor, liquid
1.1Vigour or energy: the hot, heady days of youth when the sap was rising
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  • They were fresh and flourishing, full of sap and vigor, though many of them had been born long before him.
Sinónimos

verbo (saps, sapping, sapped)

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1Gradually weaken or destroy (a person’s strength or power): our energy is being sapped by bureaucrats and politicians
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  • Your official passion for evidence is gradually sapping your brilliant intellect and smothering your instincts.
  • Gradually but surely, that tiresome old anecdote has sapped my strength, undermined my constitution, withered my life.
  • Over the past months, as I had tried unsuccessfully to fight colds and infections, a tumor had been growing inside my chest, sapping my strength and will power.
Sinónimos
erode, wear away, wear down, deplete, reduce, lessen, lower, attenuate, undermine, exhaust, impair, drain, bleed, consumedrain, empty, exhaust, deprive, milk
1.1 (sap someone of) Drain someone of (strength or power): her illness had sapped her of energy and life
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  • Still, he's a flawed guy, and the Philistines capitalize on this by sending in top-secret operative Delilah, the seductive hottie charged with sapping Samson of his strength (no, not that way).
  • Walking the short distance to the mall seemed to have sapped him of all his remaining strength.
  • He planned to sap Elisabeth of all her powers, and then to take over the bridge and all worlds.

Origen

Old English sæp, probably of Germanic origin. The verb (dating from the mid 18th century) is often interpreted as a figurative use of the notion ‘drain the sap from’, but is derived originally from the verb sap2, in the sense 'undermine'.

Derivativos

sapless

adjetivo
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  • The sapless conducting of Oleg Caetani meant that the performance failed to take fire.
  • As you pity all sapless humans, you must pity and have understanding for the sapless priest.
  • Tirukural 78: Life without love in the heart is like a sapless tree in a barren desert.

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Hay 4 definiciones de sap en inglés:

sap2

Saltos de línea: sap

sustantivo

historical
A tunnel or trench to conceal an assailant’s approach to a fortified place.
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  • In the British army, a standard cry was ‘follow the sapper’, the term for those who, under engineer officers, dug the saps or shelter trenches used in the attack on fortresses.
  • Immediately after the explosion, the besiegers could assault the fortress or extend their sap trenches into the crater and reinforce them with gabions.
  • Major-General Pratt ordered his men to dig a long sap trench.

verbo (saps, sapping, sapped)

[no object] historical Volver al principio  
1Dig a sap or saps: having sapped up to the glacis of the city ramparts, Versaillais troops entered the city
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  • They complained that they were not allowed to use bombs or to sap and mine the streets held by the insurgents, and they did not want to give quarter to anyone any more.
  • The geophone, an instrument invented by the French during the War to detect sapping operations of the Germans underground, has been developed by U. S. Engineers for rescue work in mines, gauging tunnel borings, etc.
  • The main section of this unit comprised of paratroopers, including those trained in sapping.
1.1 [with object] archaic Make insecure by removing the foundations of: a crazy building, sapped and undermined by the rats
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  • Finally it was found that the foundations were decayed, having been sapped by the constant flooding and it was decided to demolish the church and build a new one.
1.2 [with object] Geography Undercut by water or glacial action: cliffs may form cirque-like alcoves around the head of springs as a result of sapping
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  • The beach systems are formed entirely by groundwater outflow and sapping where the water table intersects the beach face.

Origen

late 16th century (as a verb in the sense 'dig a sap or covered trench'): from French saper, from Italian zappare, from zappa 'spade, spadework', probably from Arabic sarab 'underground passage', or sabora 'probe a wound, explore'.

Definición de sap en:

Hay 4 definiciones de sap en inglés:

sap3

Saltos de línea: sap

sustantivo

informal , chiefly North American
A foolish and gullible person: He fell for it! What a sap!
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  • The message I get from this ad is total jerks and saps favor Carl's Jr's.
  • This writer's contempt for the sensitive sap alone on a stool with his nylon-stringed guitar is matched only by his admiration for the one-man band-similar, but so much cooler.
  • You haven't dragged some poor sap along all this way, have you?

Origen

early 19th century: abbreviation of dialect sapskull 'person with a head like sapwood', from sap1 (in the sense 'sapwood') + skull.

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Hay 4 definiciones de sap en inglés:

sap4

Saltos de línea: sap
North American informal

sustantivo

A bludgeon or club.
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  • Too many of them jumped me, pinning me with claws and weight so they could use their saps and truncheons until I was in no condition to struggle.
  • I hit him with a sap.

verbo (saps, sapping, sapped)

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Hit with a bludgeon or club: it was nice to see someone else get sapped for a change
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  • She sapped him again, this time in his solar plexus, and he fell, unconscious.

Origen

late 19th century (as a noun): abbreviation of sapling (from which such a club was originally made).

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