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    reach - Dictionary definition and meaning for word reach

    Definition
    (noun) the limits within which something can be effective
    Synonyms : range
    Example Sentence
    • range of motion
    • he was beyond the reach of their fire
    Definition
    (noun) an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:
    Synonyms : ambit , compass , orbit , range , scope
    Example Sentence
    • the range of a supersonic jet
    • a piano has a greater range than the human voice
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
    Synonyms : reaching , stretch
    Definition
    (noun) the limit of capability
    Synonyms : compass , grasp , range
    Example Sentence
    • within the compass of education
    Definition
    (verb) reach a destination, either real or abstract
    Synonyms : arrive at , attain , gain , hit , make
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) reach a point in time, or a certain state or level
    Synonyms : attain , hit
    Example Sentence
    • The thermometer hit 100 degrees
    • This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour
    Definition
    (verb) move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense
    Synonyms : reach out
    Example Sentence
    • Government reaches out to the people
    Definition
    (verb) be in or establish communication with
    Example Sentence
    • Our advertisements reach millions
    • He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia
    Definition
    (verb) to gain with effort
    Synonyms : accomplish , achieve , attain
    Example Sentence
    • she achieved her goal despite setbacks
    Definition
    (verb) to extend as far as
    Synonyms : extend to , touch
    Example Sentence
    • The sunlight reached the wall
    • Can he reach?
    • The chair must not touch the wall
    Definition
    (verb) reach a goal, e.g.,
    Synonyms : get to , make , progress to
    Example Sentence
    • make the first team
    • We made it!
    • She may not make the grade
    Definition
    (verb) place into the hands or custody of
    Synonyms : give , hand , pass , pass on , turn over
    Example Sentence
    • hand me the spoon, please
    • Turn the files over to me, please
    • He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers
    Definition
    (verb) to exert much effort or energy
    Synonyms : strain , strive
    Example Sentence
    • straining our ears to hear
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