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Definition of sap verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

sap

 verb
verb
NAmE//sæp//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sap
 
he / she / it saps
 
past simple sapped
 
-ing form sapping
 
 
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to make something or someone weaker; to destroy something gradually sap something The hot sun sapped our energy. sap somebody (of something) Years of failure have sapped him of his confidence.
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