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noun as in stupid person

verb as in squeeze out; weaken

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Sugar maple sap has one of the highest sugar concentrations of the maples.

It will take 30 to 50 quarts of sap to produce one quart of syrup, but it’s well worth the trouble.

If your test comes out okay, you can apply these instructions to removing sap from your walkway.

“The milky sap is not dangerous to the touch and is a plant adaptation to trap small insects that are feeding on the plant itself,” said my friend Ben Hoksch, a Monarch researcher and wild food instructor in Ames, Iowa.

Bridgewater staff have learned to protect their chairs from falling tree sap, and replaced their screens and webcams with weather-resistant versions after the original ones failed within a couple of weeks of outdoor exposure.

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Anybody with any sap running will probably be out of step with the general parade, at least early on.

Like a picador, he takes his time to sap the strength of his foes before clubbing them unconscious.

An increase in the dividend tax rate is likely to sap the value of stocks whose main appeal is the dividends they throw off.

Put another way, the termination of these benefits will sap $30 billion from the buying power of lower-income American consumers.

AQAP wants to drag America into what it calls another “bleeding war” like Afghanistan and Iraq to sap American resources and will.

All this bubbling of sap and slipping of sheaths and bursting of calyxes was carried to her on mingled currents of fragrance.

“You would sap the very source of human happiness and enterprise,” Professor Fortescue asserted, fantastically.

But now the sap and the strength flow again within me,—now I am young once more.

Let the unopened leaves, cut from the stalk, stand in a cool shady place several days, until the sap has well run.

Spring stole into the heart of the Wabash country and the sap sang again in maples and elms.


On this page you'll find 123 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sap, such as: chump, dolt, dupe, fool, idiot, and jerk.

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