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    Default interpretation of the connotation of "reach"

    Dear teachers,

    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.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: interpretation of the connotation of "reach"

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

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

    Regards,

    V.
    SKP

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