reach for

phrasal verb

reached for; reaching for; reaches 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.

Examples of reach for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Neither Gray nor a representative were reached for comment. Andrew J. Campa, Los Angeles Times, 12 Apr. 2024 The company’s investor relations officials couldn’t be reached for comment when contacted by Bloomberg. Bloomberg, Fortune Asia, 10 Apr. 2024 His office could not be immediately reached for comment on Tuesday evening. Livia Albeck-Ripka, New York Times, 10 Apr. 2024 An archdiocese representative couldn't be immediately reached for more information. Tom Daykin, Journal Sentinel, 10 Apr. 2024 During tummy time, your baby can rest on the mat and reach for the toys or the piano. Maya Polton, Parents, 6 Apr. 2024 When stressed, some people might reach for a doughnut. Theresa Vargas, Washington Post, 30 Mar. 2024 Neither Williams nor his son could be reached for comment. David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 30 Mar. 2024 As of Friday morning, Burger Bros representatives could not be reached for comment. Brianna Taylor, Sacramento Bee, 29 Mar. 2024

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“Reach for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reach%20for. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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