reached for; reaching for; reaches for
Definition of reach for
1 : to move one's hand in order to get or touch (someone or something) She reached for the salt and pepper. He reached into his pocket for a dime.
2 : to try hard to achieve or succeed at (something) Success won't come to you, you have to reach for it.
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