verb \ˈrēp\

: 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

transitive verb
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
:  obtain, win
intransitive verb
:  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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REAPS Defined for Kids


verb \ˈrēp\

Definition of REAP for Kids

:  to cut (as grain) or clear (as a field) with a sickle, scythe, or machine
:  2harvest 1 <reap a crop>
:  to get as a result <You'll reap the benefit of your hard work.>


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