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Definizione monolingua e traduzione reach

Inglese grammatica



reach (third-person singular simple present reaches, present participle reaching, simple past and past participle reached or raught (archaic))

  1. To extend; to stretch; to thrust out; to put forth, as a limb, a member, something held, or the like.
    He reached for a weapon that was on the table.
    He reached for his shoe with his legs.
  2. Hence, to deliver by stretching out a member, especially the hand; to give with the hand; to pass to another; to hand over; as, to reach one a book.
  3. To attain or obtain by stretching forth the hand; to extend some part of the body, or something held by one, so as to touch, strike, grasp, or the like; as, to reach an object with the hand, or with a spear.
    The gun was stored in a small box on a high closet shelf, but the boy managed to reach it by climbing on other boxes.
    I cant quite reach the pepper, could you pass it to me?
  4. To strike, hit, or tough with a missile; as, to reach an object with an arrow, a bullet, or a shell.
  5. Hence, to extend an action, effort, or influence to; to penetrate to; to pierce, or cut, as far as.
  6. To extend to; to stretch out as far as; to touch by virtue of extent; as, his hand reaches the river.
  7. To arrive at by effort of any kind; to attain to; to gain; to be advanced to.
    In 3 years, he reached the position of manager.
  8. To understand; to comprehend.
    I didnt reach what he was trying to tell me.
  9. To stretch out the hand.
  10. To strain after something; to make efforts.
    Reach for your dreams.
  11. (intransitive) To extend in dimension, time etc.; to stretch out continuously (past, beyond, above, from etc. something).
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 4:
      The Thembu tribe reaches back for twenty generations to King Zwide.

reach (plural reaches)

  1. The act of stretching or extending; extension; power of reaching or touching with the person, or a limb, or something held or thrown.
    The fruit is beyond my reach.
    to be within reach of cannon shot
    • 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot Chapter VI
      ...and we have learned not to fire at any of the dinosaurs unless we can keep out of their reach for at least two minutes after hitting them in the brain or spine, or five minutes after puncturing their hearts--it takes them so long to die.
  2. The power of stretching out or extending action, influence, or the like; power of attainment or management; extent of force or capacity.
  3. Extent; stretch; expanse; hence, application; influence; result; scope.
  4. (informal) An exaggeration; an extension beyond evidence or normal; a stretch.
    To call George eloquent is certainly a reach.
  5. (boxing) The distance a boxers arm can extend to land a blow.
  6. An extended portion of land or water; a stretch; a straight portion of a stream or river, as from one turn to another; a level stretch, as between locks in a canal; an arm of the sea extending up into the land.
  7. (nautical) Any point of sail in which the wind comes from the side of a vessel.
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