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reap

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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reapreap /riːp/ ●○○ verb  1 GET[transitive] to get something, especially something good, as a result of what you have donereap the benefit/reward/profit (of something) Those who do take risks often reap the rewards.2 you reap what you sow3 [intransitive, transitive]TA old-fashioned to cut and collect a crop of grainharvestreaper noun [countable] Grim Reaper, the
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reapBut it was Margaret Thatcher who reaped all the benefits.Note that this is only half the apparent pay advantage the average woman would reap from being paid like a man.The plan is provocative, but it is not reaping fulfilling results this week.Several predicted that they will be reap higher yields and profits while saving their soil.Siemens also has used the lessons learned in its apprenticeship programs to reap much broader cost savings.The team reaps only ridicule or, on a good day, apathy.Men and women and children with lives of their own would be waking to reap their own dear sorrows.On the contrary, even before the war ended, the property-owners began to reap their reward.reap the benefit/reward/profit (of something)Telecanvassing is now up and running very efficiently in Salisbury and will continue to flourish and we will soon reap the rewards.Let's reap the benefits of a service that is at least 30% better.I was quite happy to reap the benefits of being a fully fledged malai killer.Writers, too, often reap the benefits of creative collaboration.Gainsharing signaled a new way of reaping the rewards of performance.All this has happened in the country that was first to reap the benefits of radical reform.But women aren't the only ones to reap the rewards of such praise.The only way to reap the rewards of that is to do well in the playoffs.
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Verb table
reap
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyreap
he, she, itreaps
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyreaped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave reaped
he, she, ithas reaped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad reaped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill reap
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have reaped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam reaping
he, she, itis reaping
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you, we, theyare reaping
Past
I, he, she, itwas reaping
you, we, theywere reaping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been reaping
he, she, ithas been reaping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been reaping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be reaping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been reaping
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