Meaning of “reap” in the English Dictionary

"reap" in American English

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reapverb [ I/T ]

us /rip/

to obtain or receive something as a result of your own actions:

[ T ] They didn’t reap any benefits from that deal.

If you reap a crop, you cut and collect it.

(Definition of “reap” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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reapverb [ T ]

uk /riːp/ us

to make a large amount of money or a big profit:

Outside shareholders reaped 25% of the dividends generated.
reap $35 million/£1.9 billion, etc. His company has reaped more than $800 million in federal contracts over the past five years.
reap benefits/rewards The Treasury has reaped rewards from rising house prices as its income from stamp duty and inheritance tax has soared.

to get the advantages of a particular situation:

reap (the) benefits/rewards For now, the drop in the dollar against the euro is allowing the U.S. economy to reap rewards.
Vigorous participation in the European Union is vital if the country wants to reap the benefits of globalization.
reap dividends The healthy eating program is reaping dividends in terms of promoting better awareness of health issues in the community.

(Definition of “reap” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)