reach Definition

  • 1to arrive at a place, especially after spending a long time or a lot of effort travelling
  • 2to stretch out an arm in order to touch or grab something
  • 3to succeed in achieving something

Using reach: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "reach" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    We finally reached our destination after a long journey.

  • Example

    He reached for the book on the top shelf.

  • Example

    She has reached the pinnacle of her career.

  • Example

    I'm trying to reach a compromise with my colleague.

  • Example

    The company hopes to reach a wider audience with its new marketing strategy.

reach Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for reach

Antonyms for reach

Phrases with reach

  • to make contact with someone in order to offer help or support


    If you need any assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to us.

  • to set one's goals or ambitions very high


    She always encourages her students to reach for the stars and pursue their dreams.

  • reach a boiling point

    to reach a state of extreme anger or frustration


    After weeks of dealing with the same issue, he finally reached a boiling point and quit his job.

Origins of reach

from Old English 'rǣcan', meaning 'to extend'


Summary: reach in Brief

The verb 'reach' [riːtʃ] has three main meanings: arriving at a place after a long journey or effort, stretching out an arm to touch or grab something, and succeeding in achieving something. It can be used in phrases like 'reach out' to offer help or support, 'reach for the stars' to set high goals, and 'reach a boiling point' to describe extreme anger or frustration.

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