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Meaning of "sapped" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SAPPED

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SAPPED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sapped is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb sapped in English.

WHAT DOES SAPPED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sapped

Sapping

Sapping is a term used in siege operations. Any trench excavated under defensive musket or artillery fire that was intended to advance a besieging army's position in relation to the works of an attacked fortification was referred to as a sap. Saps of approach were excavated by brigades of trained soldiers, often called sappers, because they dug the saps, or specifically instructed troops of the line. By using the sap a the besiegers could move closer to the walls of a fortress, without exposing the sappers to direct fire from the defending force. To protect the sappers, trenches were usually dug at an angle in zig-zagged pattern and at the head of the sap a defensive shield made of gabions could be deployed. Once the saps were close enough, siege engines or cannons could be deployed to batter a breach in the curtain walls. Prior to the invention of large pieces of siege artillery, miners could start to tunnel from at the head of a sap to undermine the walls. A fire or gunpowder would then be used to create a crater into which a section of the fortifications would fall creating a breach.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SAPPED

PRESENT

Present
I sap
you sap
he/she/it saps
we sap
you sap
they sap
Present continuous
I am sapping
you are sapping
he/she/it is sapping
we are sapping
you are sapping
they are sapping
Present perfect
I have sapped
you have sapped
he/she/it has sapped
we have sapped
you have sapped
they have sapped
Present perfect continuous
I have been sapping
you have been sapping
he/she/it has been sapping
we have been sapping
you have been sapping
they have been sapping
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I sapped
you sapped
he/she/it sapped
we sapped
you sapped
they sapped
Past continuous
I was sapping
you were sapping
he/she/it was sapping
we were sapping
you were sapping
they were sapping
Past perfect
I had sapped
you had sapped
he/she/it had sapped
we had sapped
you had sapped
they had sapped
Past perfect continuous
I had been sapping
you had been sapping
he/she/it had been sapping
we had been sapping
you had been sapping
they had been sapping
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will sap
you will sap
he/she/it will sap
we will sap
you will sap
they will sap
Future continuous
I will be sapping
you will be sapping
he/she/it will be sapping
we will be sapping
you will be sapping
they will be sapping
Future perfect
I will have sapped
you will have sapped
he/she/it will have sapped
we will have sapped
you will have sapped
they will have sapped
Future perfect continuous
I will have been sapping
you will have been sapping
he/she/it will have been sapping
we will have been sapping
you will have been sapping
they will have been sapping
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would sapped
you would sapped
he/she/it would sapped
we would sapped
you would sapped
they would sapped
Conditional continuous
I would be sapping
you would be sapping
he/she/it would be sapping
we would be sapping
you would be sapping
they would be sapping
Conditional perfect
I would have sapped
you would have sapped
he/she/it would have sapped
we would have sapped
you would have sapped
they would have sapped
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been sapping
you would have been sapping
he/she/it would have been sapping
we would have been sapping
you would have been sapping
they would have been sapping
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you sap
we let´s sap
you sap
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to sap
Past participle
sapped
Present Participle
sapping
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SAPPED

sappan
sappanwood
sapper
sapperment
Sapphic
Sapphic ode
Sapphira
sapphire
sapphired
sapphirine
sapphism
sapphist
Sappho
sappier
sappiest
sappily
sappiness
sapping
sapple

WORDS THAT END LIKE SAPPED

capped
handicapped
happed
kidnapped
mapped
mentally handicapped
overlapped
rapped
recapped
scrapped
slapped
snapped
stopped
strapped
swapped
tapped
trapped
uncapped
untapped
unwrapped
wrapped

Synonyms and antonyms of sapped in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SAPPED»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «sapped» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of sapped

Translation of «sapped» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SAPPED

Find out the translation of sapped to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sapped from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sapped» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

元气大伤
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

minado
570 millions of speakers

English

sapped
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

sapped
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

استنزفت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

подорвали
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

minou
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কমে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sapé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sapped
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

geschwächt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

搾り取っ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

약화
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sapped
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

suy sụp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உறிஞ்சிய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Sapped
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sapped
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fiaccato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wyssała
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

підірвали
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

măcinat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εξασθένησε
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

getap
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sapped
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tæret
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sapped

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SAPPED»

The term «sapped» is normally little used and occupies the 113.231 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SAPPED» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «sapped» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «sapped» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sapped

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SAPPED»

Discover the use of sapped in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sapped and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A sapped democracy: the political economy of the Structural ...
This book is a study of the interaction between liberal economic and political reforms in Nigeria between 1983 and 1993.
Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome, 1998
2
Sapped Not Trapped
His hero in the novel, Domi, portrays the life of a typical Jaba boy hardworking and highly sensitive, brave but very vulnerable, confident, and courageous, with so much intellectual potentials and resilience, yet limited by several factors ...
Austin Gadzama, 2012
3
Sapped
Satire.
‎1993
4
Manufacture of Leather
The first-layer liquor is a sixth-layer liquor that has been sapped by a tanned pack . All the other liquors are made from leach-house liquor or leach-house liquor strengthened TABLE V LAYER S(“HEDl'Ll<} 1-'on ACID HEMLOCK TANNING ...
Allen Rogers, 1922
5
International library of technology: a series of textbooks ...
The first layer is an old liquor that has been sapped by usage on the fifth layer, and the second-layer liquor is also old, having been sapped on the sixth layer. The third-, fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-layer liquors are all sweet liquors made by ...
International Textbook Company, 1909
6
The Year-book for Colorists and Dyers ...
PROCESS FOR MAKING LEATHER DRESSING FROM SAPPED OR EXHAUSTED TANNING LIQUORS. George W. Childs, of New York, N. Y. Patent No. 882,489. dated March 17, 1908. The claims cover: 1. The process of treating sapped or ...
‎1909
7
Agricultural Gazette of New South Wales
their vigour longer, and toughen the roots. It is the opinion of many that sapped timbers die soon, and the lighter limbs fall off, and thus encumber the ground, whereas those ringbarked take longer to die, and the tree toughens, and what falls ...
‎1895
8
The Journal of the American Leather Chemists Association
Sapped liquor; barkometer 40^'°. Temperature during all of the following experiments was from 2o°C. to 26°C. Determination of acid as acetic. Preservative added . No preservative Per cent. Start 0.57 After standing — 1 week 0.54 2 weeks ...
American Leather Chemists Association, 1912
9
Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office
PROCESS FOR UTILIZING SAPPED TANNING LIQUORS. Geokge W. Childs, New York, N. Y. Original application filed May 16, -1906, Serial No. 317,141. Divided and this application filed Jan. 20. 1!>08. Serial No. 411,720. 1. The process of ...
United States. Patent Office, 1908
10
The Agricultural Gazette of New South Wales
It is the opinion of many that sapped timbers die soon, and the lighter limbs fall off , and thus encumber the ground, whereas those ringbarked take longer to die, and the tree toughens, and what falls off acts as a good manure ; but there is no ...
Henry Charles Lennox Anderson, W. H. Clarke, F. G. Chomley, 1894

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SAPPED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sapped is used in the context of the following news items.
1
South Korea's growth slowest in more than 2 years
... slowed to the lowest in more than two years as a severe drought hit agriculture and an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome sapped consumption. «The Seattle Times, Jul 15»
2
Burberry Sales Growth Sapped by Asian Shoppers' Shift
LONDON— Jingyi Gu left Burberry Group BURBY -0.34 % PLC's flagship Regent Street store on Tuesday laden with large, full bags—having saved about 20% ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
3
Mariners' Robinson Cano says stomach illness has sapped strength
However, Cano said the illness sapped him of his energy and is still dealing with acid reflux. "It still affects me,'' Cano said. "Sometimes you drink water and it ... «CBSSports.com, Jul 15»
4
Struggles with rules package have sapped Stewart's confidence …
Tony Stewart walks to his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Friday, June 26, 2015, in Sonoma, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) (The ... «Fox News, Jun 15»
5
CANADA STOCKS-TSX snaps three-day rally, sapped by cooling …
TORONTO, June 25 Canada's main stock index finished lower on Thursday, snapping a three-session rally, pulled lower by a hefty retreat in energy names. «Reuters, Jun 15»
6
FOREX-Euro strength on early Greek deal optimism sapped
... * Euro strength fades as optimistic headlines thin out. * Hammering away in negotiations, market has to wait. * Dollar broadly stronger, forecasts for more ... «Reuters, Jun 15»
7
Oil firmer but rally sapped by US EIA data
LONDON — Oil rose on Wednesday on US demand although the finer points of weekly data from there tempered its rally. Brent futures were up 73 cents at ... «BDlive, Jun 15»
8
Bob Tamasy: Being Sapped By the Apps
My first computer was a Macintosh 512K, given to me in 1985 by a kind friend who was an Apple dealer. He figured it was about time for me to become liberated ... «The Chattanoogan, Jun 15»
9
UK first-quarter growth sapped by surge in imports
LONDON Britain sucked in imports in the first three months of 2015, and its large services sector performed weaker than first thought, casting doubt over the ... «Reuters UK, May 15»
10
Tom Cleverley's confidence was sapped at Manchester United last …
By then his confidence had been sapped by the tumultuous campaign under David Moyes and ire from United fans certain he did not possess the requisite ... «Daily Mail, May 15»

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