reach
noun.
the limits within which something can be effective
range of motion|he was beyond the reach of their fire
Synonym: range
noun.
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
noun.
the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
Synonym: reaching, stretch
noun.
the limit of capability
within the compass of education
Synonym: range, grasp, compass
verb.
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
verb.
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
Synonym: hit, attain
verb.
move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense
Government reaches out to the people
Synonym: reach out
verb.
be in or establish communication with
Our advertisements reach millions|He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia
verb.
to gain with effort
she achieved her goal despite setbacks
verb.
to extend as far as
The sunlight reached the wall|Can he reach?|The chair must not touch the wall
Synonym: extend to, touch
verb.
reach a goal
make the first team|We made it!|She may not make the grade
verb.
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
verb.
to exert much effort or energy
straining our ears to hear
Synonym: strain, strive