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Reach

Definition

[n] the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
[n] 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"
[n] the limit of capability; "within the compass of education"
[n] the limits within which something can be effective; "range of motion"; "he was beyond the reach of their fire"
[v] to exert much effort or energy; "straining our ears to hear."
[v] be in communication with, establish communication with; "Our advertisements reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"
[v] move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense; "Government reaches out to the people"
[v] 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"
[v] reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made the plane"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"
[v] reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"; "We made it!"; "She may not make the grade"
[v] place into the hands or custody of; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
[v] to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks."
[v] to extend as far as, "The sunlight reached the wall";"Can he reach?"

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