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Definition of reap verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reap
    he / she / it reaps
    past simple reaped
    -ing form reaping
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  1. 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. 2[intransitive, transitive] reap (something) to cut and collect a crop, especially wheat, from a field synonym harvest
  3. Idioms
    you reap what you sow (saying)
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    you have to deal with the bad effects or results of something that you originally started
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: reap