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Noun: sap  sap
  1. A watery solution of sugars, salts, and minerals that circulates through the vascular system of a plant
     
  2. [N. Amer, informal] A person who lacks good judgment
    - fool, muggins [Brit, informal], tomfool, jughead [N. Amer, informal], meathead [informal], galah [Austral, informal], charlie [Brit, informal], drongo [Austral, NZ, informal], nit [Brit, informal], mampara [S.Africa, informal], boofhead [Austral, informal], moegoe [S.Africa, informal], dill [Austral, NZ, informal], juggins [Brit, informal], diddy [Brit, informal]
     
  3. [N. Amer, informal] A piece of metal covered by leather with a flexible handle; used for hitting people
    - blackjack [N. Amer], cosh [Brit, informal]
Verb: sap (sapped,sapping)  sap
  1. Deplete, exhaust or weaken
    "sap one's savings";
    - run down, exhaust, play out, tire
     
  2. Excavate the earth beneath

Derived forms: sapped, sapping, saps

Type of: bludgeon, cave, consume, deplete, eat, eat up, exhaust, run through, simple [archaic], simpleton, solution, undermine, use up, wipe out

Encyclopedia: Sap, Slovakia