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interpretation of the connotation of "reach"
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track by the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
He reached out his hand for the knife, but it was too far away.
reach = stretch out
Some of us reached their arms over the table, to take a new issue of "Times".
He reached out for the dictionary.
Can you reach that book for your brother?
Could you reach me some bread, please?
Please reach me that book.
I reached him the letter.
reach = get and give something to
The merchants know how Chinese are to be reached.
reach = impress
If the criminal can 'reach' the complaining witness he has nothing to worry about.
reach = bribe
He reached down the atlas from the top shelf.
There was no time for me to reach for my gun.
Can you reach the brunch with those red apple?
He is not so tall as to reach the ceiling.
reach = accomplish, achieve, attain,
You may easily reach London in a day from here.
reach = achieve, come
I cannot reach the meaning of this dark expression.
reach = understand
Not a sound reached our ears.
My land reaches as far as the river.
The rope doesn’t reach to the ground.
The speaker’s voice did not reach to the back of the hall.
The light of the sun does not reach (to) the bottom of the ocean.
reach = extend, go, pass
I haven’t been able to reach Kate for days.
reach someone = get into contact with someone
He reached into his pocket for the keys.
A good length ball depends entirely upon the size and reach of a batsman.
This boxer has a long reach. (he has long hands)
His opponent got the win by a long reach. (a narrow victory)
Those cars were within the reach of small purses. (not expensive)
I like to have my reference book within my reach. (so near that I can get them quickly and easily
They have hardly managed to obtain a small reach.
small erach = small premium, bounty
Put that bottle of weed-killer out of the children’s reach.
Sam wanted to be a United States senator but he came to realize that such a dream was out of his reach.
out of someone’s reach = unreachable; unattainable; unobtainable
The hotel is within easy reach of the beach.
She has a reach of thought far beyond her contemporaries.
A false alarm had them reaching for their guns.
Queen Victoria's reign reached into the 20th century.
The minister could not be reached for comment.
We have to reach the mutual understanding. (to attempt to obtain)
She reached her hand for the change. (to extend)
Thank you for your efforts.
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