Dictionary Results for reaching


1. reaching - noun

· the act of physically reaching or thrusting out

Synonym(s): reach, stretch

Hypernym(s): motion, movement, move, motility




2. reaching - noun

· accomplishment of an objective

Synonym(s): arrival

Hypernym(s): accomplishment, achievement




3. reach - verb

· reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"

Synonym(s): make, attain, hit, arrive_at, gain




4. reach - verb

· reach a point in time, or a certain state or level; "The thermometer hit 100 degrees"; "This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour"

Synonym(s): hit, attain

Hypernym(s): arrive, get, come




5. reach - verb

· move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense; "Government reaches out to the people"

Synonym(s): reach_out

Hypernym(s): move




6. reach - verb

· be in or establish communication with; "Our advertisements reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"

Synonym(s): get_through, get_hold_of, contact

Hypernym(s): communicate, intercommunicate




7. reach - verb

· to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks"

Synonym(s): achieve, accomplish, attain

Hypernym(s): succeed, win, come_through, bring_home_the_bacon, deliver_the_goods




8. reach - verb

· to extend as far as; "The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he reach?"; "The chair must not touch the wall"

Synonym(s): extend_to, touch

Hypernym(s): be




9. reach - verb

· reach a goal; "make the first team"; "We made it!"; "She may not make the grade"

Synonym(s): make, get_to, progress_to

Hypernym(s): achieve, accomplish, attain, reach




10. reach - verb

· place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"

Synonym(s): pass, hand, pass_on, turn_over, give

Hypernym(s): transfer




11. reach - verb

· to exert much effort or energy; "straining our ears to hear"

Synonym(s): strive, strain

Hypernym(s): tug, labor, labour, push, drive





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