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reach
British English: /riːtʃ/
American English: /ritʃ/

Translation of reach in Italian:

noun

  • 1 (physical range) a boxer with a long reach
    un pugile con buon allungo
    “keep out of reach of children” the book is beyond o out of my reach
    non arrivo a prendere il libro
    within (arm's) reach within easy reach of
    (place)
    in prossimità di o a poca distanza da
    (shops, facility)
    to be within easy reach
    essere nelle vicinanze o nei paraggi
  • 2 (capability) See examples:the exam was beyond o out of reach for
    l'esame era al di sopra delle capacità di
    (person)
    within reach for
    alla portata di
    (person)
    to be within somebody's reach
    (price)
    rientrare nelle possibilità di qualcuno
    to be beyond somebody's reach
    (price)
    essere al di sopra delle possibilità di qualcuno
    it's still well within her reach
    ce la può ancora fare

also: reaches plural noun

  • 1 (of society) See examples:the upper, lower reaches
    i ceti più alti, più bassi
  • 2 (Geography) (river) See examples:the upper, lower reaches
    il tratto superiore, inferiore

transitive verb

  • 1 (after travel)
    (train, river, ambulance) (place)
    (person)
    arrivare da
    (person)
    (sound, news, letter) (person, place)
    to reach land the message took three days to reach Paris
    il messaggio impiegò tre giorni per arrivare a Parigi
    the product has yet to reach Italy, the shops
    il prodotto deve ancora arrivare in Italia, nei negozi
    easily reached by bus
    facilmente raggiungibile con l'autobus
  • 3 (come to)
    (compromise, deal, understanding)
    (decision, conclusion)
    to reach a verdict (Law)
    raggiungere un verdetto
    agreement has been reached on
    è stato raggiunto un accordo su
    (point)
  • 4 (by stretching)
    (object, shelf, switch)
    can you reach that box for me?
    riesci a prendermi quella scatola?
    can you reach me down that box? (British English)
    riesci a tirarmi giù quella scatola?
  • 5 (contact) to reach somebody by telephone
    contattare qualcuno telefonicamente
    to reach somebody on (British English) o at 514053
    contattare qualcuno al numero 514053
  • 6 (make impact on)
    (audience, public, market) with con
  • 7 (in height, length)
    (floor, ceiling, roof)
    the snow had reached the window
    la neve arrivava fino alla finestra
    curtains that reach the floor
    tende che arrivano fino al pavimento
    those trousers don't even reach your ankles
    quei pantaloni non ti arrivano neanche alle caviglie
    her feet don't reach the pedals
    non arriva ai pedali

intransitive verb

  • 1 (stretch) See examples:to reach up, down
    allungarsi, abbassarsi
    to do per fare
    to reach across and do
    allungare la mano e fare
    can you reach out and close the door?
    ci arrivi a chiudere la porta?
    to reach for one's gun
    cercare di prendere la pistola
    to reach for the switch
    cercare di raggiungere l'interruttore
    the film will have you reaching for your hanky! [humorous]
    questo film vi farà tirare fuori il fazzoletto!
    reach for the sky!
    punta in alto!

Phrasal verbs

reach back:

reach back to [something, somebody]
(era, person)

reach out:

1 reach out
allungare la mano
to reach out for [figurative]
(affection, success)
to reach out to
(help)
(make contact)
2 reach out [something], reach [something] out to reach out one's hand
allungare la mano

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