to cut (wheat, rye, etc.) with a sickle or other implement or a machine, as in harvest.
to gather or take (a crop, harvest, etc.).
to get as a return, recompense, or result: to reap large profits.
to reap a crop, harvest, etc.
- reap·a·ble, adjective
- un·reaped, adjective
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How to use reap in a sentence
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Northam’s plan to legalize marijuana came after two state studies showed that Virginia could reap enormous revenue from a regulated cannabis industry — some $300 million per year, by one estimate.Virginia General Assembly poised for historic votes to legalize marijuana and end death penalty | Gregory S. Schneider, Laura Vozzella | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Even as his balance dipped as low as $42,000, he held on and by April 2020, he reaped the rewards.The GameStop stock craze is about a populist uprising against Wall Street. But it’s more complicated than that. | David J. Lynch | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
Think of all the benefits you’ll reap with a 2-in-1 that functions as both a laptop and a tablet.Best 2 in 1 laptops: Work hard, play hard with these versatile picks | PopSci Commerce Team | January 27, 2021 | Popular-Science
We’ve been reaping the reward, if you will, about being slack in the lead-up to Christmas.COVID-19 Has Killed More Than 100,000 in Britain. Why Is the Fatality Rate So High? | Billy Perrigo | January 27, 2021 | Time
Indeed, it's unclear what, if any, benefits the average Cuban will reap from increased diplomacy between the two countries.Castro's Hipster Apologists Want to Keep Cuba ‘Authentically’ Poor | Michael Moynihan | December 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
From that, Spinal Solutions stood to reap several thousand dollars from the sale of a single screw.
They are only here to reap the rewards of the American safety net (such as it is) and thereby raise your taxes.Ebola, ISIS, the Border: So Much to Fear, So Little Time! | Gene Robinson | November 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Yes, you will find it,” Cosmo assures readers, promising to help them “reap the blissful benefits” upon discovering the region.The Truth About Female Orgasms: Look to the Clitoris, Not the Vagina | Lizzie Crocker | October 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But if you choose to conduct your discourse in 140-word snaps, or soundbites, then you reap the crop of dumb that you sow.
They are religious who reap a great harvest among souls in this newly-christianized land.
Did they use oil varnish, our successors would at all events reap the benefit, if not ourselves.Violins and Violin Makers | Joseph Pearce
The French farmers calculate upon reaping about sevenfold; if they sow one bushel, they reap, between six and seven.
As winter is not their season of love, they reap but little advantage from associating.Buffon's Natural History. Volume VII (of 10) | Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
It was through her power on the sea that she was able to reap a rich harvest from her war with Spain.The Political History of England - Vol. X. | William Hunt
British Dictionary definitions for reap
to cut or harvest (a crop), esp corn, from (a field or tract of land)
(tr) to gain or get (something) as a reward for or result of some action or enterprise
- reapable, adjective
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