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Overview of verb attain

The verb attain has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (16) achieve, accomplish, attain, reach

(to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks")

2. (6) reach, hit, attain

(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")

3. fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain, discover

(find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake")

4. reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain

(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")

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