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reach Idioms & Phrases

Arm's reach

  • reach of the arm; the distance the arm can reach.
Webster 1913


High"-reach`ing adjective
  1. Reaching high or upward; hence, ambitious; aspiring. Shak.
Webster 1913

Out of reach

  • adjective satellite inaccessibly located or situated
    unreached; unreachable; unapproachable.
    • an unapproachable chalet high in the mountains
    • an unreachable canyon
    • the unreachable stars
  • beyond one's reach; inaccessible.
Webster 1913

reach into

  • verb run into or up to

reach one's nostrils

  • verb be smelled; have a strong odor

reach out

  • verb move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense
    • Government reaches out to the people
  • verb reach outward in space
    poke out; extend.
    • The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk
  • verb attempt to communicate
    • I try to reach out to my daughter but she doesn't want to have anything to do with me

To reach afterat

  • to make efforts to attain to or obtain.
Webster 1913