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Language: Old English
Origin: reopan


Related topics: Crops
1 [transitive] to get something, especially something good, as a result of what you have done
reap the benefit/reward/profit (of something)
Those who do take risks often reap the rewards.

you reap what you sow

used to say that if you do bad things, bad things will happen to you, and if you do good things, good things will happen to you
3 [intransitive and transitive]TA old-fashioned to cut and collect a crop of grain [↪ harvest]
reaper noun [countable]
Grim Reaper

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