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You use arrive or reach to say that someone comes to a place at the end of a journey.
You usually say that someone arrives at a place.
However, you say that someone arrives in a country or city.
Don't say that someone 'arrives to' a place.
Don't use a preposition after arrive in front of home, here, there, somewhere, or anywhere.
Reach always takes a direct object. Don't say that someone 'reaches at' a place or that they 'have just reached'.
Past participle: reached
|Noun||1.||reach - 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"
limit - as far as something can go
|2.||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"
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
|3.||reach - 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"|
|Verb||1.||reach - 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"
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"
|2.||reach - 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 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"
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"
|6.||reach - 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"|
|8.||reach - 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"
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"
|9.||reach - to exert much effort or energy; "straining our ears to hear"|
extend oneself - strain to the utmost
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"
to reach the terrace you have to cross the garden → para llegar a or hasta la terraza tienes que cruzar el jardín
the door is reached by a long staircase → se llega a la puerta por una larga escalera
your letter reached me this morning → su carta me llegó esta mañana
by the time I reached her she was dead → cuando llegué a donde estaba, la encontré muerta
to reach 40 (years old) → llegar a los 40
when you reach my age → cuando llegues a mi edad
we hope to reach a wider audience → esperamos llegar a un público más variado
not a sound reached our ears → ningún sonido llegó a nuestros oídos
to reach home → llegar a casa
I reached a point where I was ready to give up → llegué a un punto en el que estaba dispuesto a tirar la toalla
she reached the semi-finals → llegó hasta las semifinales
see also peak A3
see also point A5
they failed to reach agreement → no consiguieron llegar a un acuerdo
have they reached a decision yet? → ¿han tomado ya una decisión?
to reach perfection → lograr la perfección
it doesn't reach the bottom → no llega al fondo
her dress reaches the floor → el vestido le llega a or hasta el suelo
the cancer had already reached her liver → el cáncer ya le había llegado al hígado
he reaches her shoulder → le llega al or por el hombro
see also far-reaching
he is tall enough to reach the top shelf → es lo suficientemente alto como para alcanzar el estante de arriba del todo
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?
you can reach me at my hotel → puedes ponerte en contacto conmigo or contactarme en el hotel
you can always reach me at the office → siempre puedes ponerte en contacto conmigo en la oficina
to reach sb by telephone → ponerse en contacto con or contactar a algn por teléfono
the village cannot be reached by telephone → no hay comunicación telefónica con el pueblo
he reached across the desk and shook my hand → me tendió la mano por encima del escritorio y estrechó la mía
she reached for the bottle → alargó 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 gun → metió la mano en el bolso y sacó una pistola
he reached up and put the book on the shelf → alargó la mano y puso el libro en el estante
to reach for the stars → apuntar muy alto
their land reaches to the sea → sus tierras se extienden hasta el mar
her skirt reached down to the ground → la falda le llegaba al or hasta el suelo
the water reached up to the windows → el agua llegaba a las ventanas
it reaches back to 1700 → se remonta a 1700
it's a tradition that reaches back (for) centuries → es una tradición que se remonta a varios siglos
beyond (the) reach of sth/sb: the price is beyond the reach of ordinary people → el precio está fuera del alcance de la gente corriente
she was beyond (the) reach of human help → estaba desahuciada
this subject is beyond his reach → este tema le viene grande
beyond the reach of the law → fuera del alcance de la ley
to have a long reach [boxer, tennis player] → tener brazos largos
out of reach → fuera del alcance
the gun lay just out of reach → la pistola estaba justo fuera de su alcance
keep all medicines out of reach of children → mantenga todos los medicamentos fuera del alcance de los niños
within sb's reach → al alcance (de la mano) de algn
the rope was just within (her) reach → la cuerda estaba justo a su alcance or al alcance de su mano
at last his goal was within reach → por 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 nowadays → ahora los coches están al alcance (del bolsillo) de cualquiera
within easy reach → a mano, cerca
the shops are within easy reach → las tiendas están cerca or a mano
it's within easy reach by bus → en autobús queda cerca, se puede acceder fácilmente en autobús
a house within easy reach of the station → una casa cerca de la estación, una casa bien situada con respecto a la estación
within reach of sth → cerca de algo
it is important that we can reach out for help when we need it → es importante que podamos tender la mano en busca de ayuda cuando la necesitemos
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
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.
We hope to reach the final → Nous espérons atteindre la finale.
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
Eventually they reached a decision → Ils sont finalement parvenus à une décision.
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.
a nightshirt which reached to his knees
BUT une chemise de nuit qui lui arrivait aux genoux.
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
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
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
he reached (over) for the book → si è allungato per prendere il libro