[ UK /ɹˈiːt‍ʃ/ ]
[ US /ˈɹitʃ/ ]
  1. to extend as far as
    Can he reach?
    The chair must not touch the wall
    The sunlight reached the wall
  2. to gain with effort
    she achieved her goal despite setbacks
  3. to exert much effort or energy
    straining our ears to hear
  4. place into the hands or custody of
    He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers
    hand me the spoon, please
    Turn the files over to me, please
  5. be in or establish communication with
    Our advertisements reach millions
    He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia
  6. move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense
    Government reaches out to the people
  7. reach a point in time, or a certain state or level
    This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour
    The thermometer hit 100 degrees
  8. reach a destination, either real or abstract
    We barely made it to the finish line
    We hit Detroit by noon
    I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts
    The water reached the doorstep
  9. reach a goal
    make the first team
    She may not make the grade
    We made it!
  1. the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
  2. the limits within which something can be effective
    range of motion
    he was beyond the reach of their fire
  3. an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:
    the ambit of municipal legislation
    a piano has a greater range than the human voice
    outside the reach of the law
    within the compass of this article
    in the political orbit of a world power
    the range of a supersonic jet
    within the scope of an investigation
  4. the limit of capability
    within the compass of education
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How To Use reach In A Sentence

  • Apart from any other objection, a different classification would be reached if the characters were used in a different sequence.
  • A boa made from black water mink is worth about 50 dollars, a collarette about $100,00 and a coat reaching down to the hips would cost about $250,00. Black Beaver The Trapper
  • The lymphatic vessels of the tongue may be divided into four groups: (1) apical, from the tip of the tongue to the suprahyoid glands and principal gland of the tongue; (2) lateral, from the margin of the tongue—some of these pierce the Mylohyoideus to end in the submaxillary glands, others pass down on the Hyoglossus to the superior deep cervical glands; (3) basal, from the region of the vallate papillæ to the superior deep cervical glands; and (4) median, a few of which perforate the Mylohyoideus to reach the submaxillary glands, while the majority turn around the posterior border of the muscle to enter the superior deep cervical glands. VIII. The Lymphatic System. 3. The Lymphatics of the Head, Face, and Neck
  • Naa, Mr. Penrose, yo 'preachers talk abaat th' Cross, and it's o 'reet that yo' should; but yo 'cannot blame me for talkin' abaat my flute, con yo ', when it's bin my salvation? Lancashire Idylls (1898)
  • They were however a bit thirsty as far as fuel was concerned due to their 4 giant 4125 kilowatt motors, and never reached production.
  • Clinton will fight for the American people, and Obama will sit in a racest church for another 20 years where The "rev" is preaching hate, racism, and black seperatism. Clinton: Put down the Blackberry at home
  • As Appling reached down for the ball, it took a bad hop and caromed off his shoulder.
  • Faceless, unqualified reviewers define our work, remove our colleagues from panels and routinely breach confidentiality.
  • The largest of these primitive ‘trees’ were giant lycopods reaching upwards of 20 meters, but most of the plants grew to less than a meter above the ground.
  • Hillary's woman problem is that her reach among women over 30 I don't want to use the term older women is unlikely to change much. Hillary's Woman Problem Part II
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