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Reap

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Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Reapv. t. [OE. repen, AS. rīpan to seize, reap; cf. D. rapen to glean, reap, G. raufen to pluck, Goth. raupjan, or E. ripe.].
  •  To cut with a sickle, scythe, or reaping machine, as grain; to gather, as a harvest, by cutting.  [1913 Webster]
    "When ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To gather; to obtain; to receive as a reward or harvest, or as the fruit of labor or of works; -- in a good or a bad sense; as, to reap a benefit from exertions.  [1913 Webster]
    "Why do I humble thus myself, and, suing
    For peace, reap nothing but repulse and hate?
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To clear of a crop by reaping; as, to reap a field.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To deprive of the beard; to shave.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
Reaping hook, an implement having a hook-shaped blade, used in reaping; a sickle; -- in a specific sense, distinguished from a sickle by a blade keen instead of serrated.
Reapv. i. 
     To perform the act or operation of reaping; to gather a harvest.  [1913 Webster]
    "They that sow in tears shall reap in joy."  [1913 Webster]
Reapn. [Cf. AS. rīp harvest. See Reap, v.].
     A bundle of grain; a handful of grain laid down by the reaper as it is cut.  Wright.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Reap, v.tr.
1 cut or gather (a crop, esp. grain) as a harvest.
2 harvest the crop of (a field etc.).
3 receive as the consequence of one's own or others' actions.

Etymology
OE ripan, reopan, of unkn. orig.

THESAURUS

Reap

abbreviate, abridge, abstract, acquire, bag, be seized of, bob, boil down, bring in, capsulize, capture, catch, clip, come by, come in for, come into, compress, condense, contract, corral, crop, crop herbs, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, cut off short, cut short, derive, dig, dock, drag down, draw, earn, elide, enter into possession, epitomize, foreshorten, gain, garner, gather, gather in, get, glean, grabble, harvest, hay, make, mow, net, nip, nut, obtain, pick, pluck, poll, pollard, procure, profit, prune, pull down, reap and carry, recap, recapitulate, reduce, retrench, sack, score, secure, shave, shear, shorten, snub, stunt, sum up, summarize, synopsize, take, take in, take up, telescope, trim, truncate, win

ROGET THESAURUS

Reap

Taking

VB take, catch, hook, nab, bag, sack, pocket, put into one's pocket, receive, accept, reap, crop, cull, pluck, gather, draw, appropriate, expropriate, impropriate, assume, possess oneself of, take possession of, commandeer, lay one's hands on, clap one's hands on, help oneself to, make free with, dip one's hands into, lay under contribution, intercept, scramble for, deprive of, take away, carry away, bear away, take off, carry off, bear off, adeem, abstract, hurry off with, run away with, abduct, steal, ravish, seize, pounce upon, spring upon, swoop to, swoop down upon, take by storm, take by assault, snatch, reave, snap up, nip up, whip up, catch up, kidnap, crimp, capture, lay violent hands on, get hold of, lay hold of, take hold of, catch hold of, lay fast hold of, take firm hold of, lay by the heels, take prisoner, fasten upon, grip, grapple, embrace, gripe, clasp, grab, clutch, collar, throttle, take by the throat, claw, clinch, clench, make sure of, catch at, jump at, make a grab at, snap at, snatch at, reach, make a long arm, stretch forth one's hand, take from, take away from, disseize, deduct, retrench, dispossess, ease one of, snatch from one's grasp, tear from, tear away from, wrench from, wrest from, wring from, extort, deprive of, bereave, disinherit, cut off with a shilling, oust, divest, levy, distrain, confiscate, sequester, sequestrate, accroach, usurp, despoil, strip, fleece, shear, displume, impoverish, eat out of house and home, drain, drain to the dregs, gut, dry, exhaust, swallow up, absorb, draw off, suck the blood of, suck like a leech, retake, resume, recover.

Shortness

VB be short, render short, shorten, curtail, abridge, abbreviate, take in, reduce, compress, epitomize, retrench, cut short, obtruncate, scrimp, cut, chop up, hack, hew, cut down, pare down, clip, dock, lop, prune, shear, shave, mow, reap, crop, snub, truncate, pollard, stunt, nip, check the growth of, foreshorten (in drawing).

Agriculture

VB cultivate, till the soil, farm, garden, sow, plant, reap, mow, cut, manure, dress the ground, dig, delve, dibble, hoe, plough, plow, harrow, rake, weed, lop and top, backset.


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