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reach

[ reech ]
/ ritʃ /
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verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

noun

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distance, capacity, ability, power, influence, horizon, grasp, scope, hit, show, make, attain, enter, arrive, come, end, lead, go, contact, stand

Nearby words

re-view, re., rea, rea silvia, reabsorption, reach, reach for the sky, reach rod, reach-me-down, reaches, reaching jib

Origin of reach

before 900; (v.) Middle English rechen, Old English rǣcan (cognate with German reichen, Dutch reiken); (noun) derivative of the v.
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See grasp.
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British Dictionary definitions for reach

reach

/ (riːtʃ) /

verb

noun

Derived Formsreachable, adjectivereacher, noun

Word Origin for reach

Old English rǣcan; related to Old Frisian rēka, Old High German reihhen
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Idioms and Phrases with reach

reach


In addition to the idiom beginning with reach

  • reach for the sky

also see:

  • boardinghouse reach
  • get to (reach) first base
  • in reach
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