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sap

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2 one who is easily deceived or cheated

  • some poor sap would probably fall for that telephone scam
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chump, dupe, gull, mug [chiefly British], patsy, pigeon, pushover, soft touch, sucker, tool

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3 a heavy rigid stick used as a weapon or for punishment

  • the sadistic prison guards freely used their saps to enforce discipline
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4 the condition of being sound in body

  • I may no longer have the sap of youth, but I do have the sapience that comes only with advanced years
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sap

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to diminish the physical strength of

  • weeks of hard work had sapped her and left her exhausted
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weaken, enfeeble, debilitate, undermine, sap, cripple, disable mean to lose or cause to lose strength or vigor. weaken may imply loss of physical strength, health, soundness, or stability or of quality, intensity, or effective power.
    • a disease that weakens the body's defenses
enfeeble implies a condition of marked weakness and helplessness.
    • enfeebled by starvation
debilitate suggests a less marked or more temporary impairment of strength or vitality.
    • the debilitating effects of surgery
undermine and sap suggest a weakening by something working surreptitiously and insidiously.
    • a poor diet undermines your health
    • drugs had sapped his ability to think
cripple implies causing a serious loss of functioning power through damaging or removing an essential part or element.
    • crippled by arthritis
disable suggests bringing about impairment or limitation in a physical or mental ability.
    • disabled by an injury sustained at work

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