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Definitions of sap:

part of speech: noun

The vital juice of plants: ( bot.) the part of the wood next to the bark.

part of speech: verb intransitive

In the military sense, to approach the enemy's lines by digging a deep, narrow, concealed ditch at right angles to the front line.

part of speech: noun

The watery circulating juice of a plant; the layer of soft wood next the bark of a tree; vitality; vital fluid; in the military sense, a deep, narrow, concealed ditch run towards an enemy's works.

part of speech: noun

The vital juice or circulating fluid of plants.

part of speech: verb

To subvert by digging or wearing away; to mine or undermine; to proceed by mining; to proceed secretly; to undermine, as one's reputation.

part of speech: noun

An approach dug to a fortification under cover of gabions.

part of speech: verb transitive

To deprive of vitality; undermine; as, to sap one's strength; to dig beneath.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To proceed by undermining: pr. p. sapping; pa. t. and pa. p. sapped.

part of speech: past tense, past participle

Sapped.

part of speech: verb transitive

To destroy by digging underneath: to undermine.

part of speech: noun

The art of approaching a fortress, when within range of fire, by excavating trenches in such a manner as to protect the men from fire.

part of speech: present participle

Sapping.

part of speech: noun

SAPPER one who saps.

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