reach for = to move your arm in order to touch or lift something with your hand / stretch one’s hand out, make a long hand
Kelly reached for his gun.
She reached for a cigarette.
She reached in his pocket for her keys.
reach for the stars - to aim for something that is very difficult to achieve
reach out for = 1. to attempt to obtain
They reached out for mutual understanding.
Kelly reaches out his hand to grasp the gun.
Kelly reaches out his hand for the gun.
The child reaches out for schools.
He reached out his hand for the knife, but it was too far away.
He reached out for the dictionary.
She reach out her hand for the change.
A hand reached out and hold me.
Boughs reach out towards the sun.
3, to attempt to help – if you feel lost or confused, you can get help
They reach out for help.
4.attempt to communicate;
Reach out to somebody – to show people that you are interested in them and want to listen to them
"I try to reach out to my daughter but she doesn't want to have anything to do with me"
So far, his administration has failed to reach out to hard-line Republicans.
And a few further examples:
Thai We reach for the sky.
Ricardo shows great patience with me as I reach for the dictionary.
Then the shopkeeper will reach for his abacus (called a soroban in
Japan) to calculate
Yet in the 1980s Britain missed its chance to reach for those targets.
The important thing is to steady yourself as much as possible and reach for the ground with one hand.
When asked to reach for these objects, subjects make corresponding errors.
But there comes a time when I have to reach for the sleeping tablets
This time he did reach for a cigarette and light it up.
Tomorrow Morr will reach out for you with his bony claw.
That when you reach out for a friend, Find a heart that's turned to stone
It swung open as he was about to reach out for the handle.
His natural, male hunger had driven him to reach out for her.
The boy is about to reach out for it when Dixie whispers urgently in his ear.
The aim was to teach the babies to reach out for the potty to indicate they wanted to use it.