Trench vs. Sap

Trench vs. Sap — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Trench and Sap

Trenchnoun

A long, narrow ditch or hole dug in the ground.

Sapnoun

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

Trenchnoun

(military) A narrow excavation as used in warfare, as a cover for besieging or emplaced forces.

Sapnoun

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

Trenchnoun

(archaeology) A pit, usually rectangular with smooth walls and floor, excavated during an archaeological investigation.

Sapnoun

Any juice.

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Trenchnoun

(informal) A trench coat.

Sapnoun

(figurative) Vitality.

Trenchverb

}} To invade, especially with regard to the rights or the exclusive authority of another; to encroach.

Sapnoun

a naive person; a simpleton

Trenchverb

To excavate an elongated pit for protection of soldiers and or equipment, usually perpendicular to the line of sight toward the enemy.

Sapnoun

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

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Trenchverb

(archaeology) To excavate an elongated and often narrow pit.

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.

Trenchverb

To have direction; to aim or tend.

Sapverb

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

Trenchverb

To cut; to form or shape by cutting; to make by incision, hewing, etc.

Sapverb

To exhaust the vitality of.

Trenchverb

To cut furrows or ditches in.

to trench land for the purpose of draining it

Sapverb

To strike with a sap (with a blackjack).

Trenchverb

To dig or cultivate very deeply, usually by digging parallel contiguous trenches in succession, filling each from the next.

to trench a garden for certain crops

Sapverb

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

Trenchnoun

a ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth

Sapverb

To pierce with saps.

Trenchnoun

a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor

Sapverb

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

Trenchnoun

any long ditch cut in the ground

Sapverb

(transitive) To gradually weaken.

to sap one’s conscience

Trenchverb

impinge or infringe upon;

This impinges on my rights as an individualThis matter entrenches on other domains

Sapverb

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

Trenchverb

fortify by surrounding with trenches;

He trenched his military camp

Sapnoun

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

Trenchverb

cut or carve deeply into;

letters trenched into the stone

Sapnoun

a person who lacks good judgment

Trenchverb

set, plant, or bury in a trench;

trench the fallen soldierstrench the vegetables

Sapnoun

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

Trenchverb

cut a trench in, as for drainage;

ditch the land to drain ittrench the fields

Sapverb

deplete;

exhaust one's savingsWe quickly played out our strength

Trenchverb

dig a trench or trenches;

The National Guardsmen were sent out to trench

Sapverb

excavate the earth beneath