reach verb Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “reach” - Learner’s Dictionary

reach

verb     /riːtʃ/
ARRIVE [T]
B1 to arrive somewhere: We won't reach Miami till five or six o'clock.Arriving, entering and invading
STRETCH [I, T]
B2 to stretch your arm and hand to touch or take something: Our little girl isn't tall enough to reach the light switches. She reached for a cigarette. She reached down to stroke the dog's head. He reached out and grabbed her arm.Stretching the body
can reach (sth)
B2 to be able to touch or take something with your hand: Could you get that book down for me - I can't reach.Stretching the body
BE LONG ENOUGH [I, T]
If something reaches, or reaches something, it is long enough to touch something: The rope won't be long enough to reach the ground.Connecting and combiningVariety and mixturesMixing and mixtures
LEVEL [T]
B2 to get to a particular level, situation, etc: We hope to reach our goal by May next year. I've reached the point where I'm about to give up.Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling
reach a decision/agreement/conclusion, etc
B2 to make a decision, agreement, etc about somethingDecisions and deciding
TELEPHONE [T]
B2 to speak to someone on the telephone: You can reach him at home.Communicating by telephone
(Definition of reach verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

nutty

containing, tasting of, or similar to nuts

Word of the Day

bio-banding noun
bio-banding noun
April 25, 2016
in sport, grouping children according to their physical maturity rather than their age ‘When we’re grouping children for sports, we do it by age groups, but the problem is that, within those age groups, we get huge variations in biological age,’ said Dr Sean Cumming, senior lecturer at the University of Bath’s department for

Read More