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Definition of "reap" []

  • 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-transitive)
  • To cut or harvest grain or pulse. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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?"