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  • n  the limits within which something can be effective
    he was beyond the reach of their fire
  • n  an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"
    outside the reach of the law
  • n  the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
  • n  the limit of capability
  • v  reach a destination, either real or abstract
    The water reached the doorstep
  • v  reach a point in time, or a certain state or level
    This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour
  • v  move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense
    Government reaches out to the people
  • v  be in or establish communication with
    Our advertisements reach millions
  • v  to gain with effort
  • v  to extend as far as
    The sunlight reached the wall
    Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall
  • v  reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"
  • v  place into the hands or custody of
  • v  to exert much effort or energy

  • It's the End of Oil World oil production is about to reach a peak and go into its final decline.
  • Iraqi women reach out to receive humanitarian aid.
  • With the aid of Christian activists, North Koreans brave unspeakable horrors to reach safety.
News & Articles


  • Joe Johnson in The Associated Press
    Staying in Atlanta provides the best opportunity to win today and in the future,he said. "My five years with the Hawks have been the best of my career, and I look forward to my teammates and I trying to reach our ultimate goal together,...
  • Sonia Sotomayor in
    In 1994, Sotomayor told an audience that "I would hope that a wise woman with the richness of her experience would, more often than not, reach a better conclusion" than a male judge.
  • Lukas Podolski in National Post
    We still think about that defeat and it still hurts,the 25-year-old says. "We want revenge for 2008......Now we want to reach the final and we'll do all we can to achieve that."

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