Associations to the word «Sap»
SAP, noun. (uncountable) The juice of plants of any kind, especially the ascending and descending juices or circulating fluid essential to nutrition.
SAP, noun. (uncountable) The sap-wood, or alburnum, of a tree.
SAP, noun. (slang) (countable) A simpleton; a saphead; a milksop; a naive person.
SAP, noun. (countable) (US) (slang) A short wooden club; a leather-covered hand weapon; a blackjack.
SAP, verb. (transitive) (slang) To strike with a sap (with a blackjack).
SAP, noun. (military) 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.
SAP, verb. (transitive) To subvert by digging or wearing away; to mine; to undermine; to destroy the foundation of.
SAP, verb. (transitive) (military) To pierce with saps.
SAP, verb. To make unstable or infirm; to unsettle; to weaken.
SAP, verb. (transitive) To gradually weaken.
SAP, verb. (intransitive) To proceed by mining, or by secretly undermining; to execute saps — 12
SAP BALL, noun. (botany) Any large fungus of the genus Polyporus.
SAP FAGOT, noun. (dated) (military) a fascine about three feet long, used in sapping, to close the crevices between the gabions before the parapet is made.
SAP GREEN, noun. A dull light green pigment prepared from the juice of the ripe berries of the Rhamnus cathartica, or buckthorn. It is used especially by water-color artists.
SAP ROLLER, noun. (dated) (military) a large gabion, six or seven feet long, filled with fascines, which the sapper sometimes rolls along before him for protection from the fire of an enemy.
SAP ROT, noun. Dry rot
SAP TUBE, noun. (botany) a vessel that conveys sap
SAP, noun. A watery solution of sugars, salts, and minerals that circulates through the vascular system of a plant.
SAP, noun. A person who lacks good judgment.
SAP, noun. A piece of metal covered by leather with a flexible handle; used for hitting people.
SAP, verb. Deplete; "exhaust one's savings"; "We quickly played out our strength".
SAP, verb. Excavate the earth beneath.
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