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Definition of sap noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] the liquid in a plant or tree that carries food to all its parts Maple syrup is made from sap extracted from the sugar maple tree.
  2. 2[countable] (informal) a stupid person that you can easily trick, or treat unfairly The poor sap never knew what was going on behind his back.
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