(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. mow, cut, gather, harvest; acquire. See agriculture, acquisition, shortness.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To harvest]
Syn. cut, mow, glean, gather, pick, produce, crop, take the yield, gather the fruit, strip the fields, pluck, cull; see also harvest .
Ant. plant*, sow, seed.
2. [To gain]
Syn. get, acquire, procure, collect, glean, realize, draw, derive, secure, recover, retrieve, take in, profit, obtain, make capital of, pick up, receive, come to have.
Ant. lose*, relinquish, give up.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
gather, harvest, collect, bring in, pick, pluck, cut, gain, obtain.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To collect ripe crops: crop, garner, gather, harvest, pick. See COLLECT.

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