reap

verb
\ ˈrēp How to pronounce reap (audio) \
reaped; reaping; reaps

Definition of reap

transitive verb

1a(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

intransitive verb

: to reap something

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Examples of reap in a Sentence

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.
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Recent Examples on the Web The French tax is expected to reap more than that in 2020, the French official said. Paul Hannon, WSJ, "Global Digital-Tax Detente Ends, as U.S. and France Exchange Blows," 30 Dec. 2020 This is a good time to make important decisions or put key plans into motion that will reap a harvest of happiness in years to come. Learn more at https://magihelena.com/ Questions? Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, "Horoscope for Dec. 20, 2020: Capricorn, expect family friction; Pisces, focus on stability," 20 Dec. 2020 The lawsuit – which includes 46 states, Guam, and the District of Columbia – accuses Facebook of anti-competitive conduct and using its market dominance to harvest consumer data and reap a fortune in advertising revenues. Marcy Gordon And Michael R. Sisak, The Christian Science Monitor, "Over 40 US states and FTC sue Facebook for antitrust conduct," 10 Dec. 2020 The lawsuit — which includes 46 states, Guam and the District of Columbia — accuses Facebook of anti-competitive conduct and using its market dominance to harvest consumer data and reap a fortune in advertising revenues. Arkansas Online, "U.S. government, states sue Facebook for 'predatory' conduct," 9 Dec. 2020 The lawsuit — which includes 46 states, Guam and the District of Columbia — accuses Facebook of anti-competitive conduct and using its market dominance to harvest consumer data and reap a fortune in advertising revenues. Marcy Gordon And Michael R. Sisak, chicagotribune.com, "US government, states bring antitrust action against Facebook seeking divestment of Instagram, WhatsApp," 9 Dec. 2020 Those incentives do not affect taxes to the Cleveland schools district, which eventually is expected to reap nearly $1.8 million a year in new revenue from the projects. Robert Higgs, cleveland, "Tax incentives for development of housing, new library branch OK’d by Cleveland City Council panel," 2 Dec. 2020 Pay upfront marketing expenses, win market share, then reap the rewards. Brett Haensel, Fortune, "Free money, big addictions: Inside the booming world of online sports betting," 15 Nov. 2020 Operated by Ross William Ulbricht from 2011 to 2013, Silk Road used Bitcoins to generate the equivalent of $1.2 billion in illicit sales and reap $80 million in commissions in less than three years, according to court documents. Olga Kharif, Bloomberg.com, "Silk Road Bitcoins Worth Over $1 Billion Are Target of U.S.," 5 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of reap

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a(1)

History and Etymology for reap

Middle English repen, from Old English reopan

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The first known use of reap was before the 12th century

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Last Updated

15 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Reap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reap. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for reap

reap

verb
How to pronounce reap (audio)

English Language Learners 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

reap

verb
\ ˈrēp How to pronounce reap (audio) \
reaped; reaping

Kids Definition of reap

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

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