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reach

reach

 
pronunciation:
rich
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: reached, reaches, reaching
definition 1: to extend or stretch as far as.
Her hair reaches her shoulders.
synonyms:
stretch to
similar words:
neighbor, span, touch
definition 2: to touch or take hold of by extending part of the body.
Can you reach the glass on the top shelf?
synonyms:
touch
similar words:
grasp, seize
definition 3: to get in touch with.
They can reach us by mail.
synonyms:
communicate with, contact
definition 4: to arrive at.
We reached the lake after a three-hour drive.Has he reached a decision?
synonyms:
arrive at, attain, gain
similar words:
access, accomplish, achieve, hit, make, strike
definition 5: to extend something such as the hand.
I reached into my closet for my shoes.
synonyms:
stretch
similar words:
extend
definition 6: to try to touch or get hold of something.
They reached for his hand in the dark.
similar words:
seize
definition 7: to extend in direction, length, or distance.
The curtains reached down to the floor.
synonyms:
stretch
similar words:
carry, go
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or process of reaching.
With a reach of my arm I got hold of the book on the top shelf.
synonyms:
stretch
definition 2: the extent or distance reached or able to be reached.
He was beyond the reach of her voice.
synonyms:
extent
similar words:
magnitude, range
definition 3: the range of a person's understanding or ability to handle.
That physics problem is beyond the reach of most middle-school students.
synonyms:
ability, capability, capacity
similar words:
range, scope
definition 4: the extent or stretch of something.
We drove through an enormous reach of desert.
synonyms:
expanse, stretch
similar words:
spread
derivations: reachable (adj.), reacher (n.)
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