how to pronounce sap


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sap is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of sap in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… the tree uh the sap okay interesting …”

meanings of sap


  1. A naive person; a simpleton.
  2. The juice of plants of any kind, especially the ascending and descending juices or circulating fluid essential to nutrition.
  3. The sapwood, or alburnum, of a tree.
  4. Vitality.
  5. Initialism of structural adjustment program.
  6. Initialism of statutory adoption pay. Payments made by an employer to an employee who is absent from work after the adoption of a child.
  7. Any juice.
  8. 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.
  9. A short wooden club; a leather-covered hand weapon; a blackjack.
  10. Initialism of special access program.
  11. Initialism of second audio program.


  1. To pierce with saps.
  2. To proceed by mining, or by secretly undermining; to execute saps.
  3. To gradually weaken.
  4. To exhaust the vitality of.
  5. To make unstable or infirm; to unsettle; to weaken.
  6. To subvert by digging or wearing away; to mine; to undermine; to destroy the foundation of.
  7. To strike with a sap (with a blackjack).
  8. To drain, suck or absorb from (tree, etc.).


  1. Initialism of South African Police.
  2. SAP AG, derived from the German Initialism of Systeme, Anwendungen und Produkte in der Datenverarbeitung. It is one of the world's largest software companies.
  3. Initialism of Scientific Advisory Panel.
  4. Initialism of South Africa Party.

sap frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word sap occurs in english on average 4.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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