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
Examples of reap
She is now reaping the benefits of her hard work.
He reaped large profits from his investments.
The workers were out reaping the crops.
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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