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reach British & World English

Stretch out an arm in a specified direction in order to touch or grasp something

reach English Thesaurus

Travis reached out a hand and pulled her towards him

broad reach British & World English

A point of sailing in which the wind blows over a boat’s quarter, between the beam and the stern

close reach British & World English

A situation in sailing in which the wind blows from slightly in front of the beam

within reach British & World English

Inside the distance to which someone can stretch out their hand

out of reach British & World English

Outside the distance to which someone can stretch out their hand

reach-me-down British & World English

(Of a garment) ready-made or second-hand

within arm's reach British & World English

Near (or not near) enough to reach by extending one’s arm

reach for in reach British & World English

Extend one’s hand or arm in an attempt to touch or grasp (something)

reach out in reach British & World English

Seek to establish communication with someone, with the aim of offering or obtaining assistance or cooperation

reach someone's ears British & World English

Be heard or heard about by someone

reach for the stars British & World English

Have high or ambitious aims

agreement British & World English

Harmony or accordance in opinion or feeling

reach something out in reach British & World English

Stretch out one’s hand or arm

reach something down in reach British & World English

Stretch upwards to pick something up and bring it to a lower level

within reach in reach British & World English

Inside the distance to which someone can stretch out their hand

crescendo British & World English

The most intense point reached

breaking point British & World English

The moment of greatest strain at which someone or something gives way

out of reach in reach British & World English

Outside the distance to which someone can stretch out their hand

the statute book in statute book British & World English

A nation’s laws regarded collectively

reach someone's ears in ear1 British & World English

Be heard or heard about by someone

close-reach in close reach British & World English

Sail with the wind from slightly in front of the beam

overreach British & World English

Reach out too far

the end of one's tether British & World English

Having no patience or energy left to cope with something

within arm's reach in arm1 British & World English

Near (or not near) enough to reach by extending one’s arm

reach for the stars in star British & World English

Have high or ambitious aims

within or in reach in reach British & World English

Inside the distance to which someone can stretch out their hand

overreach oneself in overreach British & World English

Try to do more than is possible

out of or beyond reach in reach British & World English

Outside the distance to which someone can stretch out their hand

the end of one's tether in end British & World English

Having no patience or energy left to cope with something

within or beyond arm's reach in arm1 British & World English

Near (or not near) enough to reach by extending one’s arm


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