reap

verb \ ˈrēp \
|Updated on: 13 Aug 2018

Definition of reap

reaped; reaping; reaps
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
2 : obtain, win
: to reap something

Examples of reap in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of reap

Middle English repen, from Old English reopan



REAP Defined for English Language Learners

reap

Definition of reap for English Language Learners

  • : 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


REAP Defined for Kids

reap

verb \ ˈrēp \

Definition of reap for Students

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


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