verb sap
Date: 1841 verbum sap

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • verb. sap. — int. expressing the absence of the need for a further explicit statement. Etymology: abbr. of L verbum sapienti sat est a word is enough for the wise person * * * verb. sap., verbum sap., or verbum sat., verbum sapienti sat est …   Useful english dictionary

  • verb sap — …   Useful english dictionary

  • sap — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ plant, tree VERB + SAP ▪ collect, extract ▪ Maple syrup is made from sap extracted from the sugar maple tree …   Collocations dictionary

  • sap — Ⅰ. sap [1] ► NOUN 1) the fluid, chiefly water with nutrients, circulating in the vascular system of a plant. 2) vigour or energy. ► VERB (sapped, sapping) 1) gradually weaken (a person s strength or power). 2) …   English terms dictionary

  • sap — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sæp; akin to Old High German saf sap Date: before 12th century 1. a. the fluid part of a plant; specifically a watery solution that circulates through a plant s vascular system b. (1) a body… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sap — I. /sæp / (say sap) noun 1. the juice or vital circulating fluid, especially of a woody plant. 2. → sapwood. 3. Colloquial a fool or weak person; a saphead. –verb (t) (sapped, sapping) Also, sap ring. 4. to ringbark (a tree) deeply enough to cut… …   Australian English dictionary

  • sap — sap1 noun 1》 the fluid, chiefly water with dissolved sugars and mineral salts, circulating in the vascular system of a plant. 2》 vigour or energy. verb (saps, sapping, sapped) gradually weaken (a person s strength or power). ↘(sap someone of)… …   English new terms dictionary

  • sap — {{11}}sap (n.1) liquid in a plant, O.E. sæp, from P.Gmc. *sapom (Cf. M.L.G., M.Du., Du. sap, O.H.G. saf, Ger. Saft juice ), from PIE *sapon (Cf. L. sapere to taste ), from root *sab juice, fluid (Cf. Skt …   Etymology dictionary

  • sap — I UK [sæp] / US noun Word forms sap : singular sap plural saps 1) [uncountable] a sticky substance found in plants and trees 2) [countable] informal old fashioned someone who trusts people too much and can easily be cheated The poor sap really… …   English dictionary

  • sap — sap1 [ sæp ] noun 1. ) uncount a sticky substance found in plants and trees 2. ) count INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED someone who trusts people too much and can easily be cheated: The poor sap really believed Volvano would help him. sap sap 2 [ sæp ]… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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