- to gain, as one ship on another.
- to maintain headway, as when coming about or drifting after taking in sail or stopping engines.
- to gain upon; catch up with.
- to pass.
Origin of forereach
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- (intr) nautical to keep moving under momentum without engine or sails
- (tr) to surpass or outdo
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