- 1[transitive] reap something to obtain something, especially something good, as a direct result of something that you have done They are now reaping the rewards of all their hard work.
- 2[intransitive, transitive] reap (something) to cut and collect a crop, especially wheat, from a field synonym harvest Idioms
NAmE//rip//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reap
he / she / it reaps
past simple reaped
-ing form reaping
you have to deal with the bad effects or results of something that you originally started
you reap what you sow(saying)jump to other results