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verb [transitive] sap pronunciation in British English /sæp/
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present tense
present participlesapping
past tensesapped
past participlesapped

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  1. to make someone feel weak

    Both teams were sapped by the heat.

    sap someone’s energy/strength (=make someone feel tired and weak):

    The whole incident seems to have sapped Mum’s strength.

    sap someone’s will (=make someone less certain about what they want to do):

    Sanctions have sapped the government’s will.



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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