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reach

 (rēch)
v. reached, reach·ing, reach·es
v.tr.
1. To stretch out or put forth (a body part); extend: reached out an arm.
2. To touch or grasp by stretching out or extending: can't reach the shelf.
3. To arrive at; attain: reached their destination; reached a conclusion.
4.
a. To succeed in getting in contact with or communicating with: They reached us by phone. Our newsletter reaches a specialized readership.
b. To succeed in having an effect on: No one seems able to reach her anymore.
5.
a. To extend as far as: The property reaches the shore.
b. To project as far as: A distant cry reached our ears.
c. To travel as far as: a long fly ball that reached the stadium's wall.
6. To aggregate or amount to: Sales reached the millions.
7. Informal To grasp and hand over to another: Reach me the sugar.
v.intr.
1. To extend or move a hand, arm, or other body part, especially when trying to touch or grasp something: reached for a book; reach into a pocket.
2.
a. To have extension in space or time: a coat that reaches to the knee; a career that reached over several decades.
b. To have an influence or effect: a philosophy that reaches into many disciplines.
c. To make an effort to address the needs of a group or community. Often used with out: a program to reach out to disengaged youth.
3. Nautical To sail with the wind abeam.
n.
1. The act or an instance of stretching or thrusting out: The frog caught the insect with a sudden reach of its tongue.
2. The extent or distance something can reach: a boxer with a long reach.
3.
a. Range of understanding; comprehension: a subject beyond my reach.
b. Range or scope of influence or effect: the reach of the transmitter. See Synonyms at range.
4. often reaches
a. An expanse of land or water, such as a stretch of water visible between bends in a river or channel.
b. A rank or level in a social group or organization: the lower reaches of society.
5. A pole connecting the rear axle of a vehicle with the front.
6. Nautical The tack of a sailing vessel with the wind abeam.

[Middle English rechen, from Old English rǣcan; see reig- in Indo-European roots.]

reach′a·ble adj.
reach′er n.

reach

(riːtʃ)
vb
1. (tr) to arrive at or get to (a place, person, etc) in the course of movement or action: to reach the office.
2. to extend as far as (a point or place): to reach the ceiling; can you reach?.
3. (tr) to come to (a certain condition, stage, or situation): to reach the point of starvation.
4. (intr) to extend in influence or operation: the Roman conquest reached throughout England.
5. (tr) informal to pass or give (something to a person) with the outstretched hand: to reach someone a book.
6. (intr; foll by out, for, or after) to make a movement (towards), as if to grasp or touch: to reach for something on a shelf.
7. (intr; foll by for or after) to strive or yearn: to reach for the impossible.
8. (tr) to make contact or communication with (someone): we tried to reach him all day.
9. (General Sporting Terms) (tr) to strike, esp in fencing or boxing
10. (tr) to amount to (a certain sum): to reach the five million mark.
11. (Nautical Terms) (intr) nautical to sail on a tack with the wind on or near abeam
n
12. the act of reaching
13. the extent or distance of reaching: within reach of safety; beyond her reach.
14. the range of influence, power, jurisdiction, etc
15. (Physical Geography) an open stretch of water, esp on a river
16. (Nautical Terms) nautical the direction or distance sailed by a vessel on one tack
17. (Automotive Engineering) a bar on the rear axle of a vehicle connecting it with some part at the front end
18. (Broadcasting) television radio the percentage of the population selecting a broadcast programme or channel for more than a specified time during a day or week
19. (Marketing) marketing the proportion of a market that an advertiser hopes to reach at least once in a campaign
[Old English rǣcan; related to Old Frisian rēka, Old High German reihhen]
ˈreachable adj
ˈreacher n

reach

(ritʃ)

v.t.
1. to get to or as far as; arrive at: The boat reached the shore.
2. to succeed in touching or seizing, as with an outstretched hand or a pole: to reach a book on a high shelf.
3. to take and convey or pass along: Will you reach me the fork?
4. to stretch or hold out; extend: reaching out a hand in greeting.
5. to stretch or extend so as to touch or meet: The bookcase reaches the ceiling.
6. to establish communication with: I called but couldn't reach you.
7. to amount to: The cost will reach millions.
8. to carry to; penetrate to: The noise reached our ears.
9. to succeed in influencing, impressing, rousing, etc.
v.i.
10. to make a stretch, as with the hand or arm.
11. to become outstretched, as the hand or arm.
12. to make a movement or effort as if to touch or seize something: to reach for a gun.
13. to extend, as in operation, effect, direction, length, or distance.
14. to carry or penetrate: as far as the eye could reach.
15.
a. to sail on a reach.
b. to sail with the wind forward of the beam but so as not to require sailing close-hauled.
n.
16. an act or instance of reaching.
17. the extent or distance of reaching.
18. range of effective action, power, or capacity.
19. Usu., reaches. level, rank, or stratum.
20. a continuous stretch or extent of something, as of land or a river.
21. (in sailing) a tack in which the wind is either a few compass points forward or abaft the beam.
22. (on a wagon) a pole connecting the rear axle with the forward support.
[before 900; Middle English rechen, Old English rǣcan]
reach′a•ble, adj.
reach′er, n.

arrive

reach
1. 'arrive'

You use arrive or reach to say that someone comes to a place at the end of a journey.

I'll tell Professor Sastri you've arrived.
He reached Bath in the late afternoon.

You usually say that someone arrives at a place.

We arrived at Victoria Station at 3 o'clock.

However, you say that someone arrives in a country or city.

He had arrived in France slightly ahead of schedule.
The ambassador arrived in Paris today.

Be Careful!
Don't say that someone 'arrives to' a place.

Be Careful!
Don't use a preposition after arrive in front of home, here, there, somewhere, or anywhere.

We arrived home and I carried my suitcases up the stairs.
I arrived here yesterday.
She rarely arrives anywhere on time.
2. 'reach'

Reach always takes a direct object. Don't say that someone 'reaches at' a place or that they 'have just reached'.

It was dark by the time I reached their house.

reach


Past participle: reached
Gerund: reaching

Imperative
reach
reach
Present
I reach
you reach
he/she/it reaches
we reach
you reach
they reach
Preterite
I reached
you reached
he/she/it reached
we reached
you reached
they reached
Present Continuous
I am reaching
you are reaching
he/she/it is reaching
we are reaching
you are reaching
they are reaching
Present Perfect
I have reached
you have reached
he/she/it has reached
we have reached
you have reached
they have reached
Past Continuous
I was reaching
you were reaching
he/she/it was reaching
we were reaching
you were reaching
they were reaching
Past Perfect
I had reached
you had reached
he/she/it had reached
we had reached
you had reached
they had reached
Future
I will reach
you will reach
he/she/it will reach
we will reach
you will reach
they will reach
Future Perfect
I will have reached
you will have reached
he/she/it will have reached
we will have reached
you will have reached
they will have reached
Future Continuous
I will be reaching
you will be reaching
he/she/it will be reaching
we will be reaching
you will be reaching
they will be reaching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been reaching
you have been reaching
he/she/it has been reaching
we have been reaching
you have been reaching
they have been reaching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been reaching
you will have been reaching
he/she/it will have been reaching
we will have been reaching
you will have been reaching
they will have been reaching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been reaching
you had been reaching
he/she/it had been reaching
we had been reaching
you had been reaching
they had been reaching
Conditional
I would reach
you would reach
he/she/it would reach
we would reach
you would reach
they would reach
Past Conditional
I would have reached
you would have reached
he/she/it would have reached
we would have reached
you would have reached
they would have reached

reach

Length of a boxer’s arms.

Coupling pole

The wooden beam, often an oak two-by-four, that connected the front and rear wagon axles. It usually was long enough to stick out a bit past the end of wagon box, and was a favorite place for boys to stand. The reach of a buggy was really two pieces—more in the order of wagon Hawns, except longer and lighter. They connected the front of the buggy to each end of the rear axle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reach - the limits within which something can be effectivereach - the limits within which something can be effective; "range of motion"; "he was beyond the reach of their fire"
earreach, earshot, hearing - the range within which a voice can be heard; "the children were told to stay within earshot"
eyeshot, view - the range of the eye; "they were soon out of view"
limit - as far as something can go
rifle range, rifle shot - the distance that a rifle bullet will carry; "the target was out of rifle range"
2.reach - an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"reach - an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "a piano has a greater range than the human voice"; "the ambit of municipal legislation"; "within the compass of this article"; "within the scope of an investigation"; "outside the reach of the law"; "in the political orbit of a world power"
extent - the distance or area or volume over which something extends; "the vast extent of the desert"; "an orchard of considerable extent"
approximate range, ballpark - near to the scope or range of something; "his answer wasn't even in the right ballpark"
confines - a bounded scope; "he stayed within the confines of the city"
contrast - the range of optical density and tone on a photographic negative or print (or the extent to which adjacent areas on a television screen differ in brightness)
internationality, internationalism - quality of being international in scope; "he applauded the internationality of scientific terminology"
latitude - scope for freedom of e.g. action or thought; freedom from restriction
purview, horizon, view - the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated; "It is beyond the horizon of present knowledge"
expanse, sweep - a wide scope; "the sweep of the plains"
gamut - a complete extent or range: "a face that expressed a gamut of emotions"
spectrum - a broad range of related objects or values or qualities or ideas or activities
palette, pallet - the range of colour characteristic of a particular artist or painting or school of art
3.reach - the act of physically reaching or thrusting outreach - the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
movement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
outreach - the act of reaching out; "the outreach toward truth of the human spirit"
4.reach - the limit of capability; "within the compass of education"
capableness, potentiality, capability - an aptitude that may be developed
ken, sight - the range of vision; "out of sight of land"
Verb1.reach - reach a destination, either real or abstractreach - reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"
catch up - reach the point where one should be after a delay; "I caught up on my homework"
surmount, scale - reach the highest point of; "We scaled the Mont Blanc"
get at, access - reach or gain access to; "How does one access the attic in this house?"; "I cannot get to the T.V. antenna, even if I climb on the roof"
bottom out - reach the low point; "Prices bottomed out and started to rise again after a while"
peak, top out - to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity; "That wild, speculative spirit peaked in 1929";"Bids for the painting topped out at $50 million"
summit, breast - reach the summit (of a mountain); "They breasted the mountain"; "Many mountaineers go up Mt. Everest but not all summit"
top - reach or ascend the top of; "The hikers topped the mountain just before noon"
make - reach in time; "We barely made the plane"
find - succeed in reaching; arrive at; "The arrow found its mark"
culminate - reach the highest altitude or the meridian, of a celestial body
come through, get through - succeed in reaching a real or abstract destination after overcoming problems; "We finally got through the bureaucracy and could talk to the Minister"
run aground, ground - hit or reach the ground
2.reach - reach a point in time, or a certain state or levelreach - reach a point in time, or a certain state or level; "The thermometer hit 100 degrees"; "This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour"
arrive, come, get - reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress; "She arrived home at 7 o'clock"; "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"
max out - reach a maximum; "I maxed out on all my credit cards"
break even - attain a level at which there is neither gain nor loss, as in business, gambling, or a competitive sport
3.reach - move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense; "Government reaches out to the people"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
reach out - attempt to communicate; "I try to reach out to my daughter but she doesn't want to have anything to do with me"
4.reach - be in or establish communication with; "Our advertisements reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"
communicate, intercommunicate - transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"
ping - send a message from one computer to another to check whether it is reachable and active; "ping your machine in the office"
ping - contact, usually in order to remind of something; "I'll ping my accountant--April 15 is nearing"
raise - establish radio communications with; "They managed to raise Hanoi last night"
5.reach - to gain with effortreach - to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks"
score - get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance; "She scored high on the SAT"; "He scored a 200"
get to, progress to, reach, make - reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"; "We made it!"; "She may not make the grade"
bring home the bacon, deliver the goods, succeed, win, come through - attain success or reach a desired goal; "The enterprise succeeded"; "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show"; "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won"
begin - achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative; "This economic measure doesn't even begin to deal with the problem of inflation"; "You cannot even begin to understand the problem we had to deal with during the war"
come to, strike - attain; "The horse finally struck a pace"
culminate - reach the highest or most decisive point
compass - bring about; accomplish; "This writer attempts more than his talents can compass"
average - achieve or reach on average; "He averaged a C"
finagle, wangle, manage - achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
6.reach - to extend as far asreach - to extend as far as; "The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall"
be - occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"
reach into - run into or up to
poke out, reach out, extend - reach outward in space; "The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk"
reach into - run into or up to
7.reach - reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"; "We made it!"; "She may not make the grade"
achieve, attain, accomplish, reach - to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks"
8.reach - place into the hands or custody ofreach - place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
give - leave with; give temporarily; "Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?"; "Can I give you the children for the weekend?"
transfer - cause to change ownership; "I transferred my stock holdings to my children"
sneak, slip - pass on stealthily; "He slipped me the key when nobody was looking"
deal - give (a specific card) to a player; "He dealt me the Queen of Spades"
fork out, fork over, fork up, hand over, turn in, deliver, render - to surrender someone or something to another; "the guard delivered the criminal to the police"; "render up the prisoners"; "render the town to the enemy"; "fork over the money"
relinquish, resign, give up, release, free - part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"
entrust, intrust, confide, commit, trust - confer a trust upon; "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God"
entrust, leave - put into the care or protection of someone; "He left the decision to his deputy"; "leave your child the nurse's care"
9.reach - to exert much effort or energy; "straining our ears to hear"
extend oneself - strain to the utmost
kill oneself, overexert oneself - strain oneself more than is healthy
labor, labour, tug, push, drive - strive and make an effort to reach a goal; "She tugged for years to make a decent living"; "We have to push a little to make the deadline!"; "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis"
bother, inconvenience oneself, trouble oneself, trouble - take the trouble to do something; concern oneself; "He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday"; "Don't bother, please"

reach

verb
1. arrive at, get to, make it to, get as far as, make, hit, attain, land at, end up at He did not stop until he reached the door.
2. attain, get to, rise to, amount to, climb to We're told the figure could reach 100,000 next year.
3. touch, grasp, extend to, get (a) hold of, stretch to, go as far as, contact Can you reach your toes with your fingertips?
4. contact, get in touch with, get through to, make contact with, get, find, communicate with, get hold of, establish contact with I'll tell her you've been trying to reach her.
5. come to, move to, rise to, fall to, drop to, sink to a nightshirt that reached to his knees
6. achieve, come to, negotiate, work out, arrive at, accomplish, put together, draw up, hammer out, thrash out They are meeting in Lusaka in an attempt to reach a compromise.
noun
1. grasp, range, distance, stretch, sweep, capacity, extent, extension, scope The clothes they model are in easy reach of every woman.
2. jurisdiction, power, influence, territory, command, sphere, sway, compass, mastery, ambit The elite are no longer beyond the reach of the law.

reach

verb
1. To extend, especially an appendage:
2. To succeed in doing:
Slang: score.
3. To succeed in communicating with:
Idioms: catch up with , get hold of, get in touch with, get through to, get to.
4. To proceed on a certain course or for a certain distance:
5. To come to a particular place:
Slang: blow in.
6. To come to in number or quantity:
Idiom: add up to.
noun
1. The measure of how far or long something goes in space, time, or degree:
2. The ability or power to seize or attain:
3. The extent of one's perception, understanding, knowledge, or vision:
4. An area within which something or someone exists, acts, or has influence or power:
5. A wide and open area, as of land, sky, or water:
Translations
الجُزءْ المُسْتَقيم من النَّهْربلغعلى مَسافة قَريبَهمُتناوَل اليَديَتَّصِل
dosáhnoutdosahovatnatáhnout rukurovný úsek tokusáhnout
rækkerækkeviddefå fat i
ulatus
saapuasivutuuliulottaaulottuaulottuvuus
posegnutistići
elérhetõségfolyószakaszkarnyújtás
beinn kafli fljótskomast til/á/aîná í, teygja signá sambandi viî
リーチ伸ばす到達する到達範囲手を伸ばす
~쪽으로 뻗다(...에) 닿다
ištiesti rankąpasiekiamas nuotolisranka pasiekiamas atstumassiekti rankatiesus ruožas
aizsniegtattālumsdabūtizstiept rokuizstieptas rokas attālums/sasniedzamība
natiahnuť rukurovný úsek tokusiahať
dosečidosegdospetizunaj dosega
sträckasträcka sig
เอื้อมมือไปไปถึง
tớivới tay

reach

[riːtʃ]
A. VT
1. (= get as far as) [+ place, person, stage, point, age] → llegar a; [+ speed, level] → alcanzar, llegar a
to reach the terrace you have to cross the gardenpara llegar a or hasta la terraza tienes que cruzar el jardín
the door is reached by a long staircasese llega a la puerta por una larga escalera
your letter reached me this morningsu carta me llegó esta mañana
by the time I reached her she was deadcuando llegué a donde estaba, la encontré muerta
to reach 40 (years old)llegar a los 40
when you reach my agecuando llegues a mi edad
we hope to reach a wider audienceesperamos llegar a un público más variado
not a sound reached our earsningún sonido llegó a nuestros oídos
to reach homellegar a casa
I reached a point where I was ready to give upllegué a un punto en el que estaba dispuesto a tirar la toalla
she reached the semi-finalsllegó hasta las semifinales
see also peak A3
see also point A5
2. (= achieve) [+ goal, target] → lograr; [+ agreement, compromise] → llegar a; [+ decision] → tomar
they failed to reach agreementno consiguieron llegar a un acuerdo
have they reached a decision yet?¿han tomado ya una decisión?
to reach perfectionlograr la perfección
3. (= extend to) → llegar a
it doesn't reach the bottomno llega al fondo
her dress reaches the floorel vestido le llega a or hasta el suelo
the cancer had already reached her liverel cáncer ya le había llegado al hígado
he reaches her shoulderle llega al or por el hombro
see also far-reaching
4. (= stretch to) → alcanzar
he is tall enough to reach the top shelfes lo suficientemente alto como para alcanzar el estante de arriba del todo
5. (= pass) → alcanzar
can you reach me (over) the oil?¿me alcanzas el aceite por favor?
can you reach me (down) that case?¿me alcanzas esa maleta por favor?
6. (= contact) [+ person] → ponerse en contacto con, contactar
you can reach me at my hotelpuedes ponerte en contacto conmigo or contactarme en el hotel
you can always reach me at the officesiempre puedes ponerte en contacto conmigo en la oficina
to reach sb by telephoneponerse en contacto con or contactar a algn por teléfono
the village cannot be reached by telephoneno hay comunicación telefónica con el pueblo
7. (US) (Jur) (= suborn) [+ witness] → sobornar
B. VI
1. (= stretch out hand) → alargar la mano (for sth para tomar or coger algo)
he reached across the desk and shook my handme tendió la mano por encima del escritorio y estrechó la mía
she reached for the bottlealargó la mano para tomar or coger la botella
reach for the sky! (US) → ¡arriba las manos!
she reached into her bag and pulled out a gunmetió la mano en el bolso y sacó una pistola
he reached up and put the book on the shelfalargó la mano y puso el libro en el estante
to reach for the starsapuntar muy alto
2. (= extend) [land] → extenderse; [clothes, curtains, water level] → llegar (fig) (in time) → remontarse
their land reaches to the seasus tierras se extienden hasta el mar
her skirt reached down to the groundla falda le llegaba al or hasta el suelo
the water reached up to the windowsel agua llegaba a las ventanas
it reaches back to 1700se remonta a 1700
it's a tradition that reaches back (for) centurieses una tradición que se remonta a varios siglos
3. (= stretch far enough) [person] → alcanzar; [cable, hose] → llegar
can you reach?¿alcanzas?
it won't reachno va a llegar
C. N
1.alcance m
beyond (the) reach of sth/sb: the price is beyond the reach of ordinary peopleel precio está fuera del alcance de la gente corriente
she was beyond (the) reach of human helpestaba desahuciada
this subject is beyond his reacheste tema le viene grande
beyond the reach of the lawfuera del alcance de la ley
to have a long reach [boxer, tennis player] → tener brazos largos
out of reachfuera del alcance
the gun lay just out of reachla pistola estaba justo fuera de su alcance
keep all medicines out of reach of childrenmantenga todos los medicamentos fuera del alcance de los niños
within sb's reachal alcance (de la mano) de algn
the rope was just within (her) reachla cuerda estaba justo a su alcance or al alcance de su mano
at last his goal was within reachpor fin el objetivo que tenía estaba a su alcance, por fin tenía su objetivo al alcance de la mano
cars are within everyone's reach nowadaysahora los coches están al alcance (del bolsillo) de cualquiera
within easy reacha mano, cerca
the shops are within easy reachlas tiendas están cerca or a mano
it's within easy reach by busen autobús queda cerca, se puede acceder fácilmente en autobús
a house within easy reach of the stationuna casa cerca de la estación, una casa bien situada con respecto a la estación
within reach of sthcerca de algo
2. [of river, canal] (= short stretch) → tramo m
the upper/lower reaches of the Amazon (= larger area) → la cuenca alta/baja del Amazonas
the outer reaches of the solar systemlos límites exteriores del sistema solar
the highest reaches of governmentlos escalafones más altos del gobierno
reach out
A. VI + ADV
1. (= stretch out hand) = reach B1
2. (= try and get) to reach out for sth: babies will reach out for brightly coloured objectslos bebés alargan la mano hacia objetos de colores vivos
it is important that we can reach out for help when we need ites importante que podamos tender la mano en busca de ayuda cuando la necesitemos
3. to reach out to sb (= communicate with) → llegar a algn; (= ask for support) → recurrir or acudir a algn
we need to reach out to new audiencestenemos que llegar a nuevos públicos
B. VT + ADV [+ hand] → alargar, extender

reach

[ˈriːtʃ]
n
(= range) → portée f
to be out of reach [object] → être hors de portée
The light switch was out of reach → L'interrupteur était hors de portée. (= unattainable) [victory, dream] → être hors de portée, être hors d'atteinte
out of sb's reach → hors de portée de qn
"keep out of the reach of children" → "tenir hors de portée des enfants"
to be out of sb's reach (= too expensive for) → ne pas être dans les moyens de qn
within reach [object] → à portée
to be within sb's reach (= near) → être à la portée de qn (= attainable) [happiness, dream, victory] → être à la portée de qn
within reach of (= near) → à proximité de
I need to live within reach of a hospital → Je dois vivre à proximité d'un hôpital.
within easy reach of → à proximité immédiate de
The hotel is within easy reach of the town centre → L'hôtel se trouve à proximité immédiate du centre-ville.
beyond sb's reach [object] → hors de la portée de qn
beyond the reach of (= too expensive for) → inaccessible à
The price makes it totally beyond the reach of ordinary people → Le prix le rend totalement inaccessible aux gens ordinaires.
beyond the reach of the law → hors d'atteinte de la loi
[river] → étendue f
[boxer] → allonge f
vt
[+ place] → arriver à
We reached the hotel at 7 p.m → Nous sommes arrivés à l'hôtel à sept heures du soir.
It was dark by the time I reached their house → Il faisait noir lorsque je suis arrivé chez eux.
(= get through to) [+ final] → atteindre
We hope to reach the final → Nous espérons atteindre la finale.
[+ stage, level, age, limit, peak] → atteindre
When the water reached his waist, he had to start swimming → Lorsque l'eau a atteint sa taille, il a dû commencer à nager.
to reach school age → atteindre l'âge scolaire
[+ decision, agreement, understanding, compromise, verdict] → parvenir à
Eventually they reached a decision → Ils sont finalement parvenus à une décision.
(= contact) [+ person] → joindre
to reach sb by phone → joindre qn par téléphone
[+ audience] → toucher
to reach a wider audience → toucher un public plus large
(= touch) [+ shelf] → atteindre
I can't reach that shelf unless I stand on a chair → Je ne peux pas atteindre cette étagère à moins de monter sur une chaise.
(= pass) to reach sb sth → passer qch à qn
Can you reach me that glass of water? → Peux-tu me passer ce verre d'eau?
vi
(= extend) [woods, property, empire] → s'étendre
a nightshirt which reached to his knees
BUT une chemise de nuit qui lui arrivait aux genoux.
(= stretch out hand)
Judy reached into her handbag → Judy mit la main dans son sac.
She reached across the desk and shook my hand → Elle tendit la main au-dessus du bureau et serra la mienne.
to reach for sth → chercher qch
He reached for his gun → Il chercha son revolver.
reach down
vi
to reach down to → descendre jusqu'à
(= stretch out hand) → se baisser
to reach down to pick sth up → se baisser pour ramasser qch
He reached down to pick them up → Il se baissa pour les ramasser.
vt fus (= take from shelf) [+ book, bottle] → prendre
reach out
vi
(= extend one's hand) → tendre la main
She reached out and took his hand → Elle tendit la main et prit la sienne.
to reach out for sth → tendre la main pour prendre qch
to reach out to sb (= extend arm) → tendre la main à qn
(= establish contact) to reach out to sb → tendre la main à qn
(= try to help) to reach out to sb → tendre la main à qn
to reach out to the poor → tendre la main aux pauvres
vt sep [+ hand] → tendre
reach up
vi
(= extend one's arm) → lever le bras
to reach up to (= go as far as) → aller jusqu'à

reach

n
(= act of reaching) to make a reach for somethingnach etw greifen
(denoting accessibility) within/out of somebody’s reachin/außer jds Reichweite (dat), → in/außer Reichweite für jdn; within arm’s reachin greifbarer Nähe; put it out of the children’s reach or out of the reach of the childrenstellen Sie es so, dass Kinder es nicht erreichen können; keep out of reach of childrenvon Kindern fernhalten; cars are within everyone’s reach nowadaysAutos sind heute für jeden erschwinglich; mountains within easy reachBerge, die leicht erreichbar sind; within easy reach of the seain unmittelbarer Nähe des Meers; this town is within easy reach of London for a day tripman kann von dieser Stadt aus gut Tagesflüge nach London machen; I keep it within easy reachich habe es in greifbarer Nähe; she was beyond (the) reach of helpfür sie kam jede Hilfe zu spät; this subject is beyond his reachdieses Thema geht über seinen Horizont (inf)
(= distance one can reach)Reichweite f; (Boxing) → Aktionsradius m; a long reachlange Arme pl, → ein großer Aktionsradius
(= sphere of action, influence)Einflussbereich m; beyond the reach of the lawaußerhalb des Gesetzes
(= stretch) reaches (of beach, river)Strecke f; (of canal)Wasserhaltung f; (of woodland)Gebiet nt; the upper reaches of the Rhineder Oberfluss des Rheins
vt
(= arrive at)erreichen; pointankommen an (+dat); town, countryankommen in (+dat); perfectionerlangen; agreement, understandingerzielen, kommen zu; conclusionkommen or gelangen zu; we reached London at 3pmwir kamen um 15 Uhr in London an; when we reached him he was deadals wir zu ihm kamen, war er tot; to reach the terrace you have to cross the gardenum auf die Terrasse zu kommen, muss man durch den Garten gehen; to reach page 50bis Seite 50 kommen; to reach school age/the age of 50das Schulalter/die 50 erreichen; this advertisement is geared to reach a younger audiencediese Werbung soll junge Leute ansprechen; you can reach me at my hotelSie erreichen mich in meinem Hotel; to reach the final of the Davis Cupdas Finale des Davis-Cups erreichen
(= stretch to get or touch) to be able to reach somethingan etw (acc)(heran)reichen können, bis zu etw langen können (inf); can you reach it?kommen Sie dran?; can you reach the ceiling?kannst du bis an die Decke reichen or langen? (inf)
(= come up to, go down to)reichen or gehen bis zu; he reaches her shoulderer reicht or geht ihr bis zur Schulter
(inf: = get and give) → langen (inf), → reichen; reach me (over) that bookreiche or lang (inf)mir das Buch (herüber)
(US Jur) witnessbestechen
vi
(→ bis) (territory etc)sich erstrecken, gehen, reichen; (voice, sound)tragen
(= stretch out hand or arm)greifen; to reach for somethingnach etw greifen or langen (inf); reach for the sky! (US) → Hände hoch!; to reach for the moon or stars (fig)nach den Sternen greifen
can you reach?kommen Sie dran?

reach

[riːtʃ]
1. n
a.portata
within (easy) reach → a portata di mano
it's within easy reach by bus → lo si raggiunge facilmente in autobus
out of reach → fuori portata
b. (of river) → tratto
the upper reaches of the Thames → l'alto corso del Tamigi
c. (Naut) on a beam reachal traverso
on a broad reach → al gran lasco, al giardinetto
on a close reach → al lasco
2. vt (arrive at, attain) → arrivare a; (goal, limit, person) → raggiungere
to reach a conclusion → arrivare ad una conclusione
when the news reached my ears → quando mi è arrivata all'orecchio la notizia
to reach a compromise → arrivare a or raggiungere un compromesso
can I reach you at your hotel? → posso trovarla al suo albergo?
to reach sb by phone → contattare qn per telefono
3. vi
a. (stretch out hand) (also reach down, reach over, reach across) → allungare una mano
he reached (over) for the book → si è allungato per prendere il libro
b. (stretch, land) → estendersi; (wire, rope) → arrivare; (voice, sound) → giungere
reach out vi + adv to reach out forstendere la mano per prendere

reach

(riːtʃ) verb
1. to arrive at (a place, age etc). We'll never reach London before dark; Money is not important when you reach my age; The noise reached our ears; Has the total reached a thousand dollars yet?; Have they reached an agreement yet?
2. to (be able to) touch or get hold of (something). My keys have fallen down this hole and I can't reach them.
3. to stretch out one's hand in order to touch or get hold of something. He reached (across the table) for another cake; She reached out and took the book; He reached across/over and slapped her.
4. to make contact with; to communicate with. If anything happens you can always reach me by phone.
5. to stretch or extend. My property reaches from here to the river.
noun
1. the distance that can be travelled easily. My house is within (easy) reach (of London).
2. the distance one can stretch one's arm. I keep medicines on the top shelf, out of the children's reach; My keys are down that hole, just out of reach (of my fingers); The boxer has a very long reach.
3. (usually in plural) a straight part of a river, canal etc. the lower reaches of the Thames.

reach

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reach

n. alcance;
within ___al ___ de;
v. alcanzar, obtener.

reach

n alcance m; out of reach of children..fuera del alcance de los niños; vt, vi alcanzar
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Beth, if you don't keep these horrid cats down cellar I'll have them drowned," exclaimed Meg angrily as she tried to get rid of the kitten which had scrambled up her back and stuck like a burr just out of reach.
When, therefore, intelligence was received at the fort which covered the southern termination of the portage between the Hudson and the lakes, that Montcalm had been seen moving up the Champlain, with an army "numerous as the leaves on the trees," its truth was admitted with more of the craven reluctance of fear than with the stern joy that a warrior should feel, in finding an enemy within reach of his blow.
A colonial mansion, a hereditary estate, I would say a haunted house, and reach the height of romantic felicity--but that would be asking too much of fate!
Their way lay along the slope, crossing the high-road at right angles, to reach the deeper woods beyond.
There appeared to be qualities in Holgrave, such as, in a country where everything is free to the hand that can grasp it, could hardly fail to put some of the world's prizes within his reach.
Man had marked this woman's sin by a scarlet letter, which had such potent and disastrous efficacy that no human sympathy could reach her, save it were sinful like herself.