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- (transitive) If you reach a level, you get to that level.
- Seven mice were born, six living long enough to reach adulthood.
- The car can reach its peak speed in under 10 seconds.
- These trees have reached heights of more than 100 feet.
- On Jan. 6, the temperature reached 67 degrees in Portland, an all-time high for the month.
- (transitive) If you reach a conclusion, agreement, etc. you keep working, talking, thinking, etc. until the ideas come together.
- They came to the same conclusion I had reached: it wasn't working.
- It appears unlikely that an agreement will be reached until the leadership changes.
- (intransitive) If you reach for something, you put your hand out to touch it.
- He reached in his pocket and he came out with an envelope.
- I stood up, reached for my wallet, and counted out my cash.
- I reached to touch her arm but she pulled away.
- (transitive) If you reach a place, you get there.
- By the time we had reached our destination, it was already past midnight.
- Our goal was to reach Clewiston on the west side of Lake Okeechobee.
- (transitive & intransitive) If something reaches a place, it is long enough or tall enough to touch that place.
- My hair is long enough to reach my waist.
- (countable); (singular) Your reach is the distance that you can move your body to touch something.
- We had to keep the tools outside of the elephants' reach so they wouldn't take them.
- The keys were just out of reach.
- All controls are within easy reach of the driver.
- If something is within reach of somewhere, you can get to it easily from there; it's close.
- They were within easy reach of a hospital.
- (plural) The outer reaches of a place are the parts that are furthest away from the centre or from the start.
- The tree is found in New Mexico and up into the upper reaches of the Colorado River system.
- The Voyager spacecraft travelled to the outer reaches of the galaxy.
- My father and his brother had gone to the northern reaches of Alaska.