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reap

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verb \ˈrēp\

Simple Definition of reap

  • : to get (something, such as a reward) as a result of something that you have done

  • : to cut and collect (a plant, crop, etc.) from a field

Full Definition of reap

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a (1) :  to cut with a sickle, scythe, or reaping machine (2) :  to clear of a crop by reaping b :  to gather by reaping :  harvest

  3. 2 :  obtain, win

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to reap something

Examples of reap

  1. She is now reaping the benefits of her hard work.

  2. He reaped large profits from his investments.

  3. The workers were out reaping the crops.

  4. The workers were out reaping in the fields.



Origin of reap

Middle English repen, from Old English reopan


First Known Use: before 12th century




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