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Overview of noun reaching

The noun reaching has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. reach, reaching, stretch

(the act of physically reaching or thrusting out)

2. arrival, reaching

(accomplishment of an objective)


Overview of verb reach

The verb reach has 9 senses? (first 8 from tagged texts)
1. (103) 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")

2. (39) 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. (29) reach, reach out

(move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense; "Government reaches out to the people")

4. (22) reach, get through, get hold of, contact

(be in or establish communication with; "Our advertisements reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia")

5. (18) achieve, accomplish, attain, reach

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

6. (13) reach, extend to, touch

(to extend as far as; "The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall")

7. (9) reach, make, get to, progress to

(reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"; "We made it!"; "She may not make the grade")

8. (1) pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give

(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")

9. strive, reach, strain

(to exert much effort or energy; "straining our ears to hear")

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