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  • Reap — may refer to: *Reap, to Harvest grain crops **Reaper, a horse drawn farm implement invented in 1831 and patented by Cyrus McCormick **Reaping hook, see Sickle *Grim Reaper (disambiguation) **Grim Reaper, see Death (personification) * Whatsoever a …   Wikipedia

  • Reap — (r[=e]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reaped} (r[=e]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Reaping}.] [OE. repen, AS. r[=i]pan to seize, reap; cf. D. rapen to glean, reap, G. raufen to pluck, Goth. raupjan, or E. ripe.] 1. To cut with a sickle, scythe, or reaping… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reap — UK US /riːp/ verb [T] ► to make a large amount of money or a big profit: »Outside shareholders reaped 25% of the dividends generated. reap $35 million/£1.9 billion, etc. »His company has reaped more than $800 million in federal contracts over the …   Financial and business terms

  • reap what you sow — phrase used for saying that something happens to someone because of what they have done in the past Thesaurus: to be punishedsynonym punishment of being legally killedhyponym Main entry: reap * * * reap what you sow : to experience the same kind… …   Useful english dictionary

  • reap — [ri:p] v [: Old English; Origin: reopan] 1.) [T] to get something, especially something good, as a result of what you have done reap the benefit/reward/profit (of sth) ▪ Those who do take risks often reap the rewards. 2.) you reap what you sow… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • reap — reap, glean, gather, garner, harvest are comparable when they mean to do the work or a given part of the work of collecting ripened crops. Reap applies to the cutting down and usually collecting of ripened grain; in extension, it may suggest a… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Reap — Reap, v. i. To perform the act or operation of reaping; to gather a harvest. [1913 Webster] They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. Ps. cxxvi. 5. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reap — Reap, n. [Cf. AS. r[=i]p harvest. See {Reap}, v.] A bundle of grain; a handful of grain laid down by the reaper as it is cut. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Wright. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reap The Whirlwind — can refer to: * Reap the Whirlwind (album), the 1999 album by 10,000 Cadillacs * Reap the Whirlwind (novel), the third book in the Star Trek: Vanguard series of Novels …   Wikipedia

  • reap — [ rip ] verb transitive 1. ) to cut and gather a crop such as wheat 2. ) to get something as a result of something that you do: We will all reap the benefits of this important research. reap what you sow used for saying that something happens to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • reap what you sow — reap what (you) sow to experience the results of your own actions. If we neglect our environment, we will surely reap what we sow. Usage notes: usually used to say that something bad is likely to result from an activity Etymology: from the idea… …   New idioms dictionary

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