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reap

[ reep ]
/ rip /
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verb (used with object)

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.

verb (used without object)

to reap a crop, harvest, etc.

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Origin of reap

before 900; Middle English repen,Old English repan, riopan; cognate with Middle Low German repen to ripple (flax); akin to ripe

OTHER WORDS FROM reap

reap·a·ble, adjectiveun·reaped, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for reap

reap
/ (riːp) /

verb

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

Derived forms of reap

reapable, adjective

Word Origin for reap

Old English riopan; related to Norwegian ripa to scratch, Middle Low German repen to card, ripple (flax)
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