reach verb

1 arrive at a place/condition

ADV. eventually, finally

VERB + REACH attempt to, try to | be expected to, be likely/unlikely to, expect to Profits are expected to reach £2 billion this year. | be able to | be unable to, fail to The jury was unable to reach a verdict.

2 stretch out your arm to touch/get sth

ADV. gingerly | out, over He reached out gingerly to touch it.

PREP. for She reached for the telephone and picked it up. | into He reached into his bag and took out a book.

3 be able to touch sth

ADV. easily She had arranged her desk so that she could reach everything easily.

VERB + REACH can/could I can't reach the top shelf.