reap

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reap(
rip
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to gather)
a. cosechar
At harvest time we hired day laborers to reap the wheat.En la época de recolección, contratábamos a jornaleros para cosechar el trigo.
It's almost time to reap the rye.Ya casi es tiempo de cosechar el centeno.
b. recoger
The farmer's sons always helped him to reap the harvest.Los hijos del agricultor siempre lo ayudaban a recoger la cosecha.
2. (to cut)
a. segar
The farm workers were in the fields, reaping the barley.Los labradores estaban en los campos, segando la cebada.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to receive)
a. cosechar
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
The scientist said that nowadays we are just reaping the fruits of past century technological breakthroughs.El científico dijo que hoy día nos limitamos a cosechar los frutos de los adelantos tecnológicos del pasado siglo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to gather the crop)
a. cosechar
We always sow in March or April, and then reap in October.Nosotros siempre sembramos en marzo o abril y cosechamos en octubre.
5.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to receive something in exchange)
a. cosechar
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
I think the effort is worthwhile. I mean, you reap what you sow.Creo que el esfuerzo merece la pena. Digo, uno cosecha lo que siembra.
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reap
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. recolectar, cosechar
to reap the benefits (of)cosechar los beneficios (de)
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reap [riːp]
transitive verb
(Agr) (cut) segar; (harvest) cosechar; recoger
to reap what one has sown recoger lo que uno ha sembrado; who reaps the reward? ¿quién se lleva los beneficios?
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