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
Every dish was driven by an impulse to reap and share the store’s best offerings, and the anticipation of sharing everything created an appetite we hadn’t felt in months.
Banks and their prime customers reap the rewards from the “subprime” customers, a system which often forces the latter out of the banking system in frustration.
The private equity board members focused on profits — and wasted little time in beginning to reap returns.Investors Extracted $400 Million From a Hospital Chain That Sometimes Couldn’t Pay for Medical Supplies or Gas for Ambulances | by Peter Elkind with Doris Burke | September 30, 2020 | ProPublica
In fact, weather models signal a wetter summer compared with the previous season, when Brazil reaped a record crop.Coffee prices could surge soon as La Nina heat scorches world’s largest crop supply | Rachel King | September 29, 2020 | Fortune
These channels not only allow the cable TV conglomerate to reap new revenue from its library of owned programming, but also they provide an opportunity to expand its audience and advertising beyond the people who pay to watch its linear networks.How A+E Networks is building a portfolio of free 24/7 streaming channels | Tim Peterson | September 28, 2020 | Digiday
Privilege can be a hard concept to get a handle on, especially for those who are immersed in it and reaping the benefits.
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Amazon, iTunes, Facebook and more are the ones reaping the benefits of that now.15 Years After Napster: How the Music Service Changed the Industry | Alex Suskind | June 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Hütter acknowledges that Kraftwerk are now reaping the benefits of time having caught up with them.Kraftwerk Speak: The German Electropop Act Discuss ‘Autobahn,’ Technology, and Hint at New Album | Douglas Wolk | April 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Its prescient move to develop the Android operating system is reaping benefits, as it dominates the smartphone market.Yahoo! and Twitter Results Show Difficulties of Online Advertising Business | William O’Connor | October 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It laid its hold upon agriculture, sowing and reaping the grain and transporting it to the ends of the earth.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
From that date until Barker left France, Pschard collaborated with him, reaping no pecuniary benefit therefrom.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
In their rear rushed the patriots, some carrying old muskets, some with scythes and reaping-hooks.Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
The French farmers calculate upon reaping about sevenfold; if they sow one bushel, they reap, between six and seven.
The pupils furnish oral or written answers, the side answering most questions correctly reaping the honors.The Story of the Thirteen Colonies | H. A. (Hlne Adeline) Guerber
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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