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reach

 
Noun reach has 4 senses
  1. range, reach - the limits within which something can be effective; "range of motion"; "he was beyond the reach of their fire"
    --1 is a kind of limit
    --1 has particulars:
     earshot, earreach, hearing; view, eyeshot; rifle range, rifle shot
    Derived form: verb reach6
  2. scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit - an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "the ambit of municipal legislation"; "within the compass of this article"; "within the scope of an investigation"; "outside the reach of the law"; "in the political orbit of a world power"
    --2 is a kind of extent
    --2 has particulars:
     approximate range, ballpark; confines; contrast; internationality, internationalism; latitude; horizon, view, purview; sweep, expanse; gamut; spectrum; palette, pallet
  3. reach, reaching, stretch - the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
    --3 is a kind of motion, movement, move, motility
    --3 has particulars: outreach
    Derived form: verb reach3
  4. compass, range, reach, grasp - the limit of capability; "within the compass of education"
    --4 is a kind of capability, capableness, potentiality
    --4 has particulars: sight, ken
Verb reach has 9 senses
  1. reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain - reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"
    Sample sentence:
    They reach the hill
  2. reach, hit, attain - reach a point in time, or a certain state or level; "The thermometer hit 100 degrees"; "This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour"
    --2 is one way to arrive, get, come
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. reach, reach out - move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense; "Government reaches out to the people"
    --3 is one way to move
    Derived forms: noun reach3, noun reaching1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. reach, get through, get hold of, contact - be in or establish communication with; "Our advertisements reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"
    --4 is one way to communicate, intercommunicate
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  5. achieve, accomplish, attain, reach - to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks"
    --5 is one way to succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  6. reach, extend to, touch - to extend as far as; "The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall"
    --6 is one way to be
    Derived form: noun reach1
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Something ----s something
  7. reach, make, get to, progress to - reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"; "We made it!"; "She may not make the grade"
    --7 is one way to achieve, accomplish, attain, reach
    Derived form: noun reaching2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  8. pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give - place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
    --8 is one way to transfer
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  9. strive, reach, strain - to exert much effort or energy; "straining our ears to hear"
    --9 is one way to tug, labor, labour, push, drive
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
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