reap


reap
reap [ rip ] verb transitive
1. ) to cut and gather a crop such as wheat
2. ) to get something as a result of something that you do:
We will all reap the benefits of this important research.
reap what you sow
used for saying that something happens to someone because of what they have done in the past

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Reap — may refer to: *Reap, to Harvest grain crops **Reaper, a horse drawn farm implement invented in 1831 and patented by Cyrus McCormick **Reaping hook, see Sickle *Grim Reaper (disambiguation) **Grim Reaper, see Death (personification) * Whatsoever a …   Wikipedia

  • Reap — (r[=e]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reaped} (r[=e]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Reaping}.] [OE. repen, AS. r[=i]pan to seize, reap; cf. D. rapen to glean, reap, G. raufen to pluck, Goth. raupjan, or E. ripe.] 1. To cut with a sickle, scythe, or reaping… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reap — UK US /riːp/ verb [T] ► to make a large amount of money or a big profit: »Outside shareholders reaped 25% of the dividends generated. reap $35 million/£1.9 billion, etc. »His company has reaped more than $800 million in federal contracts over the …   Financial and business terms

  • reap — [ri:p] v [: Old English; Origin: reopan] 1.) [T] to get something, especially something good, as a result of what you have done reap the benefit/reward/profit (of sth) ▪ Those who do take risks often reap the rewards. 2.) you reap what you sow… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • reap — reap, glean, gather, garner, harvest are comparable when they mean to do the work or a given part of the work of collecting ripened crops. Reap applies to the cutting down and usually collecting of ripened grain; in extension, it may suggest a… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Reap — Reap, v. i. To perform the act or operation of reaping; to gather a harvest. [1913 Webster] They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. Ps. cxxvi. 5. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reap — Reap, n. [Cf. AS. r[=i]p harvest. See {Reap}, v.] A bundle of grain; a handful of grain laid down by the reaper as it is cut. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Wright. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reap — ► VERB 1) cut or gather (a crop or harvest). 2) receive as a consequence of one s own or others actions. ● you reap what you sow Cf. ↑you reap what you sow ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • reap — (v.) to cut grain with a hook or sickle, O.E. reopan, Mercian form of ripan to reap, related to O.E. ripe ripe (see RIPE (Cf. ripe)). Related: Reaped; reaping …   Etymology dictionary

  • reap — reap·er; reap; …   English syllables


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