The juice of plants of any kind, especially the ascending and descending juices or circulating fluid essential to nutrition. (noun)
The sap-wood, or alburnum, of a tree. (noun)
A simpleton; a saphead; a milksop; a naive person. (noun)
A short wooden club; a leather-covered hand weapon; a blackjack. (noun)
To strike with a sap (with a blackjack). (verb)
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. (noun)
To subvert by digging or wearing away; to mine; to undermine; to destroy the foundation of. (verb)
To pierce with saps. (verb)
To make unstable or infirm; to unsettle; to weaken. (verb)
To gradually weaken. (verb)
To proceed by mining, or by secretly undermining; to execute saps — 12 (verb)
Examples of word sap
A little in this way -- but these similes are very imperfect, and will not bear close application -- the sap rises in a tree, stealing up branch by branch; and it is then called _ascending sap_.
You can also, though take pine sap from a pine tree, and that will burn for a while.
Then they showed us how the Maple sap is turned into syrup (lots of boiling), and they let us taste maple syrup, maple sugar, and maple sap -- the last, one child apply described as tasting a bit like a wet stick.
Let's hope Mr. C makes it off that island; otherwise, there's a very good chance the poor sap is there forever.
I really surprised the poor sap is still alive ... “reached into his sweatshirt, retrieved a mobile phone, and proceeded to place acall.”