Reach - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |riːtʃ|  American pronunciation of the word reach
Brit.  |riːtʃ|  British pronunciation of the word reach
- the limits within which something can be effective (syn: range)
- an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: (syn: ambit, compass, orbit, range, scope)
- the act of physically reaching or thrusting out (syn: stretch)
- the limit of capability (syn: compass, grasp, range)
- reach a destination, either real or abstract (syn: attain, gain, hit, make)
- reach a point in time, or a certain state or level (syn: attain, hit)
- move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense (syn: reach out)
- be in or establish communication with (syn: contact, get through)
- to gain with effort (syn: accomplish, achieve, attain)
- to extend as far as (syn: touch)
- reach a goal (syn: make)
- place into the hands or custody of (syn: give, hand, pass, pass on, turn over)
- to exert much effort or energy (syn: strain, strive)


She couldn't reach the apple. She was too short.

He couldn't reach the apple, even with a stick.

She can't reach that far.

We reached California after driving for two days.

Their land reaches the river.

Their land reaches to the river.

The phone cord doesn't reach.

The ball was just out of reach.

Their goal is out of reach.

The country's farthest reaches had not been explored.

The upper reaches of the business

The upper reaches of the river

Some of us reached their arms over the table, to take a new issue of "Times".

Reaching down, he pulled the cat from the well.

You can feel the rain if you reach out your hand.

Phrasal verbs

reach out  — move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense

Word forms

I/you/we/they: reach
he/she/it: reaches
present participle: reaching
past tense: reached
past participle: reached
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