She reaped large profits from her unique invention.
An example of to reap is a wheat farmer harvesting the season's crops.
To reap a benefit from exertions.
Until a child process is reaped, it may be listed in the process table as a zombie or defunct process.
Origin of reap
- Middle English repen from Old English rīpan
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English repen, from Old English ripan, reopan, from Proto-Germanic *rÄ«panÄ… (compare West Frisian repe, German reifsen "˜to snatch', Norwegian ripa "˜to score, scratch'), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁rep- "˜to snatch' (compare Latin rapere "˜to seize, plunder', Lithuanian aprépti 'to seize, embrace', Albanian rrjep "˜to peel, tear off', Ancient Greek ἐρέπτομαι (eréptomai, “I feed on")).