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reach

reach

 
 
pronunciation:
rich
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: reached, reaches, reaching
definition 1: to extend or expand as far as.
Her hair reaches her shoulders.
synonyms:
extend to, stretch to
similar words:
abut, come to, neighbor, outstretch, span, straddle, touch
definition 2: to touch or take hold of by extending part of the body.
He could not reach the top of the dresser.
synonyms:
touch
similar words:
grasp, seize
definition 3: to communicate with.
They can reach us by mail.
synonyms:
communicate with, contact
definition 4: to arrive at.
We reached our destination yesterday.Has he reached a decision?
synonyms:
arrive at, attain, gain
similar words:
access, accomplish, achieve, hit, make, strike
definition 5: to amount to.
The bill will reach a million dollars.
synonyms:
amount to, make, total
similar words:
go, hit
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to extend something such as the hand.
synonyms:
stretch
similar words:
come, extend, spread
definition 2: to try to grasp or touch something.
synonyms:
grasp
similar words:
seize
definition 3: to extend in direction, length, or distance.
The curtains reached down to the floor.
synonyms:
extend, stretch
similar words:
carry, go
definition 4: to extend in time.
synonyms:
extend, stretch
similar words:
last, spread
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or process of reaching.
synonyms:
stretch
definition 2: the extent or distance reached or able to be reached.
beyond the reach of her voice
synonyms:
extent
similar words:
magnitude, range
definition 3: the scope or range of a person's comprehension, understanding, capacity, or effectiveness.
a problem that is beyond my reachhands with great reach on the piano
synonyms:
ability, capability, capacity
similar words:
extension, range, scope
definition 4: continuous expanse.
an enormous reach of desert
synonyms:
expanse, stretch
similar words:
spread
derivations: reachable (adj.), reacher (n.)
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