in reach


: close enough to be touched or picked up
The child tried to grab anything in reach.

Examples of in reach in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Utes had a much better offensive flow in the first half against Arizona and kept the Wildcats in reach by going 7 for 18 from 3-point range. John Marshall, USA TODAY, 7 Jan. 2024 The lower prices available during the off-season can also put the benefits of a vacation in reach for families who might not normally be able to afford a trip. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 18 Mar. 2024 The Cal State San Marcos women’s basketball team has yet not reached its goal, but the Cougars have put themselves in reach of it. Union-Tribune, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Mar. 2024 Over the past decade, as the cost of housing exploded, home builders have methodically nipped their dwellings to keep prices in reach of buyers. Conor Dougherty, New York Times, 17 Feb. 2024 Puffing on a cigar with a glass of bourbon in reach, Kiranos leans back into his chair in his studio behind his home. Garret K. Woodward, Rolling Stone, 23 Feb. 2024 Scott delivers a powerhouse performance, despite having to occasionally grope for a line that isn’t immediately in reach. Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 20 Feb. 2024 The strap is fully adjustable, from 22 inches to 41 inches, and the main compartment has mesh pockets for safely stowing smaller items in reach. Chaunie Brusie, Rn, Parents, 5 Feb. 2024 Monét takes this brief moment of calm — and there are few these days — to reflect on the journey she’s taken to get to this point: the endless work, the false starts, and the success that’s finally in reach. Steven J. Horowitz, Variety, 31 Jan. 2024

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“In reach.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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