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reach

verb
 
/ritʃ/
B1 to arrive somewhere: We won’t reach Miami until five or six o’clock.
to stretch your arm and hand to touch or take something: She reached for a cigarette. He reached out and grabbed her arm.
can reach (something) to be able to touch or take something with your hand: Could you get that book down for me – I can’t reach.
reach a decision, agreement, conclusion, etc. to make a decision, agreement, conclusion, etc. about something: She reached the conclusion that she couldn’t help him.
to get to a particular level, situation, etc.: The temperature could reach 90°F today. He’s reached the age of 95 with his mind still sharp.
to speak to someone on the telephone: You can reach him at home.
(Definition of reach verb from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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