reach noun

ADJ. long Gorillas have a very long reach.

VERB + REACH have

PREP. beyond (sb/sth's) The latch was just beyond her reach. | in/within sb/sth's ~ a holiday town within reach of Marseilles | out of sb/sth's ~ Keep all medicines out of reach of children.

PHRASES within arm's reach I always keep my mobile phone within arm's reach. | within easy reach (of sth) The house is within easy reach of the shops.

reach verb

1 arrive at a place/condition

ADV. eventually, finally

VERB + REACH attempt to, try to | be expected to, be likely/unlikely to, expect to Profits are expected to reach £2 billion this year. | be able to | be unable to, fail to The jury was unable to reach a verdict.

2 stretch out your arm to touch/get sth

ADV. gingerly | out, over He reached out gingerly to touch it.

PREP. for She reached for the telephone and picked it up. | into He reached into his bag and took out a book.

3 be able to touch sth

ADV. easily She had arranged her desk so that she could reach everything easily.

VERB + REACH can/could I can't reach the top shelf.

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