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Sap vs. Sop

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Sapnoun

(uncountable) The juice of plants of any kind, especially the ascending and descending juices or circulating fluid essential to nutrition.

Sopnoun

Something entirely soaked.

Sapnoun

(uncountable) The sapwood, or alburnum, of a tree.

Sopnoun

A piece of solid food to be soaked in liquid food.

Sapnoun

Any juice.

Sopnoun

Something given or done to pacify or bribe.

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Sapnoun

(figurative) Vitality.

Sopnoun

A weak, easily frightened or ineffectual person; a milksop

Sapnoun

a naive person; a simpleton

Sopnoun

(Appalachian) Gravy.

Sapnoun

A short wooden club; a leather-covered hand weapon; a blackjack.

Sopnoun

(obsolete) A thing of little or no value.

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Sapnoun

(military) 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.

Sopnoun

A piece of turf placed in the road as a target for a throw in road bowling.

Sapverb

(transitive) To drain, suck or absorb from (tree, etc.).

Sopverb

(transitive) To steep or dip in any liquid.

Sapverb

To exhaust the vitality of.

Sopverb

(intransitive) To soak in, or be soaked; to percolate.

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Sapverb

To strike with a sap (with a blackjack).

Sopnoun

Anything steeped, or dipped and softened, in any liquid; especially, something dipped in broth or liquid food, and intended to be eaten.

‘He it is to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it.’; ‘Sops in wine, quantity, inebriate more than wine itself.’; ‘The bounded watersShould lift their bosoms higher than the shores,And make a sop of all this solid globe.’;

Sapverb

(transitive) To subvert by digging or wearing away; to mine; to undermine; to destroy the foundation of.

Sopnoun

Anything given to pacify; - so called from the sop given to Cerberus, as related in mythology.

‘All nature is cured with a sop.’;

Sapverb

To pierce with saps.

Sopnoun

A thing of little or no value.

‘Garlands of roses and sops in wine.’;

Sapverb

(transitive) To make unstable or infirm; to unsettle; to weaken.

Sopverb

To steep or dip in any liquid.

Sapverb

(transitive) To gradually weaken.

‘to sap one’s conscience’;

Sopnoun

piece of solid food for dipping in a liquid

Sapverb

(intransitive) To proceed by mining, or by secretly undermining; to execute saps.

Sopnoun

a concession given to mollify or placate;

‘the offer was a sop to my feelings’;

Sapnoun

The juice of plants of any kind, especially the ascending and descending juices or circulating fluid essential to nutrition.

Sopnoun

a prescribed procedure to be followed routinely;

‘rote memorization has been the educator's standard operating procedure for centuries’;

Sapnoun

The sapwood, or alburnum, of a tree.

Sopverb

give a conciliatory gift or bribe to

Sapnoun

A simpleton; a saphead; a milksop.

Sopverb

be or become thoroughly soaked or saturated with a liquid

Sapnoun

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.

Sopverb

dip into liquid;

‘sop bread into the sauce’;

Sapverb

To subvert by digging or wearing away; to mine; to undermine; to destroy the foundation of.

‘Nor safe their dwellings were, for sapped by floods,Their houses fell upon their household gods.’;

Sopverb

mop so as to leave a semi-dry surface;

‘swab the floors’;

Sapverb

To pierce with saps.

Sopverb

become thoroughly soaked or saturated with liquid

Sapverb

To make unstable or infirm; to unsettle; to weaken.

‘Ring out the grief that saps the mind.’;

Sopverb

cover with liquid; pour liquid onto;

‘souse water on his hot face’;

Sapverb

To proceed by mining, or by secretly undermining; to execute saps.

‘Both assaults are carried on by sapping.’;

Sop

A sop is a piece of bread or toast that is drenched in liquid and then eaten. In medieval cuisine, sops were very common; they were served with broth, soup, or wine and then picked apart into smaller pieces to soak in the liquid.

Sapnoun

a watery solution of sugars, salts, and minerals that circulates through the vascular system of a plant

Sapnoun

a person who lacks good judgment

Sapnoun

a piece of metal covered by leather with a flexible handle; used for hitting people

Sapverb

deplete;

‘exhaust one's savings’; ‘We quickly played out our strength’;

Sapverb

excavate the earth beneath

Sap

Sap is a fluid transported in xylem cells (vessel elements or tracheids) or phloem sieve tube elements of a plant. These cells transport water and nutrients throughout the plant.

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