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Meaning of “reach” - Learner’s Dictionary

reach

noun     /riːtʃ/
out of/beyond (sb's) reach
B2 too far away for someone to take hold of: I keep the medicines up here, out of the kids' reach.Unavailable and inaccessiblePresent
beyond (sb's) reach
not possible for someone to have: With all this money we can buy things previously beyond our reach.Distant in space and timeUnachievable
be within reach (of sth)
B2 to be close enough to travel to: You'll be within easy reach of London.Closeness in distance and timeAbout to happen
be within (sb's) reach
B2 to be close enough for someone to take hold of: The gun lay within reach.Closeness in distance and timeAbout to happen
possible for someone to achieve: Winning the championship suddenly seemed within their reach.Achievable
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