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English definition of “reach”

reach

noun (DISTANCE)    /riːtʃ/
B2 [U] Someone's reach is the distance within which they can stretch out their arm and touch something: I like to keep a notebook and pencil within (arm's) reach. The top shelf is within/out of (his) reach. Make sure that you keep all dangerous substances out of the reach of the children.Measurements of length and distance B2 [U] the distance that can be travelled, especially easily: We live within (easy) reach of the station.Measurements of length and distance [S] the length of your arm when you stretch it out: You've got quite a long reach - can you get that box down from the top shelf for me?Measurements of length and distance [C usually singular] an act of stretching out your arm: He made a sudden reach for his gun.Stretching the body
(Definition of reach noun (DISTANCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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