Definition of "reap" [reap]

  • (verb-transitive) To cut (grain or pulse) for harvest with a scythe, sickle, or reaper.
  • (verb-transitive) To harvest (a crop).
  • (verb-transitive) To harvest a crop from: reaping a field.
  • (verb-transitive) To obtain as a result of effort: She reaped large profits from her unique invention.
  • (verb-intransitive) To cut or harvest grain or pulse.

Use "reap" in a sentence

  • "So where it is said, _Babylon is fallen, is fallen_; and _thrust in thy sickle and reap, for the time is come for thee to reap_; and _the time of the dead is come, that they should be judged_; and again, _I saw the dead small and great stand before God_: these sayings relate not to the days of _John_ the Apostle, but to the latter times considered as present in the visions."
  • "They will continue to reap from the sick and the dying until we have a fair public option."
  • "Paradoxically, where are the benefits that we were meant to reap from the former grammar schools?"

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