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reach out to sb

verb uk phrasal verb with reach   /riːtʃ/ us  
to try to communicate with a person or a group of people, usually in order to help or involve them: The new mayor is reaching out to the local community to involve them in his plans for the city. to offer help and support to someone: She set up her charity to reach out to the thousands of homeless on the streets.
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